Postcard Challenge – Salt Spring Fibre Festival

The Salt Spring Fibre Festival has a Postcard Challenge

“This year the Festival is planning a display of post-card-size ‘samplers’ – created in any natural fibre, using any technique (woven, knit, crocheted, felted, quilted…), in any style, and illustrating any story a creative fibre worker could want to tell. This is a great opportunity to experiment on a small scale!”

So, I decided to create Postcards for it. I wanted to take the “Postcard” part literally, though that was not a requirement, and wondered how to do the finishing. After trying a number of methods, I used iron on woven interfacing that I could write on for the backing.

Lake Louise Poppies – the edge of Lake Louise has a beautiful array of poppies that I have used as inspiration.  The green stems are done in a clasped weft technique with bits & pieces laid in for the flowers.

The Postcards From the Edge theme came about when I started using the clasped weft coming in from the edge of the postcard. In creating the backing, I have left that selvage edge as woven to give the edge a more natural look.

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2 replies
  1. Noreen Crone-Findlay
    Noreen Crone-Findlay says:

    Oh, Terri!
    That is just gorgeous! I love your postcard! What a wonderful piece. I love the concept……… you’ve inspired me! oh oh…….. I need more hours in the day!
    big hugs

  2. terri
    terri says:

    Thanks Noreen!

    I find it an interesting challenge to create something that I wouldn’t have thought of before – woven postcards! I just saw a preview of some of the others at the Fibre Festival (which starts tomorrow) and oh my! Now I have some new inspirations too!

    Happy weaving!

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