Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Using Vintage Linens
Home Tweet Home - using vintage linens for fabric postcards
Vintage linens with embroidery motifs can perk up a fabric postcard. I had several stained ones that were only good for cutting apart. You might have a nice stash just waiting to be added to a project!
First, I ironed on fusible weft interfacing to the back of my old linens, because they were a loose weave hanky. The interfacing helps to stabilize loose fibers. Then I cut out the bird motifs, leaving a small edge along perimeters.
Secondly, the fused bird house was simply appliqued. A feminine lace trim was added along the roof line.
I purposely placed birdhouses on opposite sides of each postcard front. That would allow me to play around with the layouts of different birds and their branches.
A small zig-zag stitch was used to carefully attach the embroidery motifs.
Programmed text titled “Home Tweet Home” was stitched in various locations along the fronts. As usual, I rarely make exact duplicates of anything!
Bobbin-work edge stitching is made from hand-wrapped bobbins using fine crochet threads. I played around with different stitches, but my favorite is the feather like stitch.
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