Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July Calendar Girls Postcard

Here is my postcard for the July Calendar Girls Group.
I should have had it finished earlier than this but I kept adding more bits to it trying to get a certain effect.
I started with a base of very fine white mohair fibre to which I added streaks of some fine silver fibre that looks like steel wool which I picked up from the recycle table at the Embroiderers Guild.
This gave a darker shadow over the Mohair.
I ran this under the embellisher to blend the two fibres together.
Then I added strands of white knitting wool and then a layer of pale blue organza and ran it through the embellisher again.
Next I tore off the rolled hems from a pale blue silk scarfe and embellished these on top and some fine fibres of the mohair just to keep it all held together
Then I hand stitched some silver thread down but this didn't show up very well so I finally hand stitched some bugle beads on top and now I think it's finished.
This will be off to Jenny in Wales tomorrow--I do hope she likes it.
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Below is the calendar page that we are using for this months inspirstion which is Pippa's choice.

If you would like to see what the other girls have done follow the link here

8 comments:

Aussie Jo said...

Lovely postcard Doreen, I had to make it bigger to see the detail (my eyes are definitely getting worse!!).
I love those colours, The sky was the bright blue/silver/white/grey colours this morning and looked fantastic. I might use them for this month's Stitch Explorer after seeing Sharon's lovely white/black sample.

Val said...

Looks and sounds wonderful Doreen - Lucky Jenny!

Heather said...

I love your interpretation for the calendar postcard, and I'm sure Jenny will love it too. Thanks for telling us how you achieved such a lovely result.

MargaretR said...

What a great interpretation of the postcard that is. I know Jenny will love it too.

Paula Hewitt said...

lovely. Im sure Jenny will love it. IMO photos never do embellisher work justice - i learned that when i saw your bits at the textile show.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Doreen, this is a great 'take' on the photo. Well done!

Janet said...

Beautiful interpretation of the photo but then you always do gorgeous work.

Monica said...

Your postcard is beautiful, Doreen. I love the soft colours.