Wednesday, October 25, 2006
I love a challenge, and stitching a piece that is actually an envelope that goes through our postal system is the latest challenge that I have taken up.
It is not hard to do, but you can't just go out and buy a chart and start stitching. It takes a bit of planning, and common sense, so that everything is right side up when you put it all together.
Here is my latest piece, for a fall mail Art exchange. The name and address as well as the return address are all stitched but have been covered up to protect the innocent. The motifs were taken from Sue Hillis' It's Autumn chart. The leaves are stitching in Caron's Waterlillies "fiesta!" for the colorful variegated look. The 'envelope' is lined with fall fabric with pumpkins and cornucopia all over, and a postcard of Chicago is on the inside to keep it from flopping over. Those are real stamps on the 'envelope' with squash and Indian corn on them to complete the fall theme.
I will be taking it to the post office this afternoon, after work, and then it will be on it's way to the recipient.