Fabric Postcards – White on White

The new round of trading has not yet begun for Postmark’d Art but the theme ideas that are being voted on are inspirational — particularly White on White. The trade (our 19th round!) will officially begin February 1 so I have time to play with some ideas that are bubbling up.

I couldn’t resist pulling out some ribbons to create a new fabric. Here I have used cream grosgrain and cotton ribbons along with a very white ribbon that decorated a box of chocolates. The gold lettering says Coco Délice and, I think, lends a little touch of sophistication.

Franki Kohler, White on WhiteI used 12-weight variegated cotton thread on the body of the ginkgo and outlined it with variegated metallic thread. I really like the pattern created by the textures of the woven ribbons and I think I’ll be forgiven for including cream colors — they provide contrast and punch.

I’m trying to decide if this needs more thread work or other embellishments before I cut it apart for two postcards. Meanwhile, I have a start on another idea.

This is an Off The Wall Friday posting.

4 replies
  1. LeeAnna Paylor
    LeeAnna Paylor says:

    cut it apart!!?? noooooo
    I love this. The stitching is enough with the texture of the weaving, at least in a picture. I imagine with changing light angles, you might wonder if it needs beading. I think you could easily have a series going, if you don’t already and I’m not aware of it. Beautiful.
    LeeAnna Paylor

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Oh, but I must cut it apart. It’s larger than 2 postcards right now. They will be in the mail some day. I’m leaning in the direction of more stitching for the reason you note. For me less is always best. I also think you are reading my mind — I’ve been contemplating beads! You’ll see the final pieces here. Stay tuned. And thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Happy creative new year!

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