Monday, August 28, 2006

Fabric & fibre Postcards: Day 12


Today,I thought I'd show some of the tools I use for my postcards:
Right at the back of the photo,is a roll of lightweight stabiliser similar to Timtex l/w.
(because I'm not using a l/w Fast 2 Fuse with heat fusible features on both sides,I'll also need to add a heat fusible webbing to the list.)

In front of the white stabiliser is a large (12.5") square ruler;
A box of machine embroidery threads
A rotating cutting board for trimming cards to a finished size of 6x4 inches,
a smaller (6.5") square ruler
Several rotary cutters,both straight and wavy edged
and a pile of lace,braids,yarns for embellishing if required.

Not included in the photo is: my large rectangular cutting board for when I work with a 9x13 inch size,which results in four postcards.
a selection of fabrics for the front of the card
a piece of light coloured Homespun for the reverse side for message and address.
a Zig brand pen for writing on reverse ,as I'm not computer comfortable enough to print out a postcard format. Posted by Picasa


Calidore said...

I am so enjoying looking at all those beautiful postcards you have been making and receiving. It is also nice to see that you use "ordinary" tools in your craft. Maybe there's hope for me Now I'm not blogging (at least for a while) I want to experiment a bit more with the postcards - especially with Christmas just around the corner. Thanks for the inspiration.

Di said...

You're very organised Maureen!

Chief-Ten-Bears said...

Thanks for that amazing panda clip Maureen, I've added it to my latest post :-)