There is more loveliness added to our Artist Trading Card Swap Flickr group every day (although what the heck has happened to Flickr? It’s hideous! #resistant to change). In case you missed the earlier posts about the swap – an ATC is a unique piece of art measuring just 3.5″ by 2.5″ – and here at Very Berry we’re busily swapping stitched textile cards. I’m hoping the swap will be a regular one, with maybe 2-3 per year, so do let me know if you’d be interested in joining in next time.
I didn’t join in with this first swap, but plan to make 2 or 3 cards so that I can act as Swap Angel if anyone else’s partner drops out or a card goes missing in the post. I’ve finally finished the blackwork ATC that I started back before I went on my holiday. Here it is:
Very time consuming but highly enjoyable to do, although I did make the mistake of trying to stitch whilst reading the subtitles of BBC4’s latest Scandi-drama and missed huge chunks of the plot as a result…!
We’ve been having a bit of a discussion about how to finish the edges and the back. To finish this one I cut a piece of card a tiny bit less than 2.5″ by 3.5″ and then wrapped the fabric edges of my embroidery round it, and glued them down. Then I wrote my details on another piece of fabric using a pigma pen, and zig-zagged that to a 2.5″ by 3.5″ piece of white felt. Finally I glued and stitched the felt to cover the folded edges of my embroidery. Hope that makes sense…. if you’d like some pictures of what I did then would be happy to provide them when I do my next ATC…
Hope everyone else is enjoying this as much as I am!