Here is one sample of this year's card. The card is hand stitched on paper which has been eco-dyed. The process of eco-dying uses only natural materials and creates organic images on either paper or fabric. Once dyed and dried, I stitch to emphasis the resulting images.
The next set of cards were created using commercial fabric, wine bottle tins of various colors, felt backing, and machine stitching. The process is fairly easy. The tin from the wine bottles can be cut or torn to the desired size. Once torn, I arrange the tin to recreate the image of a tree and then secure each piece with a dot of glue, just to hold in place until the design can be stitched. Lastly, the shape of the tree is outlined using 12 weight threads. I sometimes use metallic thread. Deciding what thread to use just depends upon the look you want to achieve.
|Sewing tin to fabric|
|Finished Holiday Card|
Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season ... and may the spirit of the holidays greet you everyday of the New Year!