An ATC day

A friend of mine is not so well at the moment.  She loves colour, it makes her happy, so I decided to make a small book into which I will set the following ATCs.  I hope it brings her some cheer.

Hand-dyed fabric, couched fibre and hand stitching.

Left: machine-appliquéd batik scraps; Right: layered fabrics with applied fibres.

Left and Right: Acrylics, pen and ink; Centre: couched fibres.

Left: mono-printed fabric, machine stitched; Centre: layered papers and fabric with couched fibres; Right: hand-painted paper by Laura Hegarty with machine applied pieces.

Left: hand-painted silk, centre quilted and machine stitched; Centre: felted dyed wools with couched thread; Right: mono-printed fabric with couched fibres.

Left: Layered fabrics and silk-tops, machine and hand stitching; Right: mixture of couched fibres.

It was fun to play this way, experimenting on a small scale.


About Jill An artist inspired by nature in all her glorious guises and the ‘inner’ worlds I have inhabited in the past, present and future; also those of other wanderers I meet along the way.
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7 Responses to An ATC day

  1. porchsitter says:

    Love these mini textile ATC’s. So talented!

  2. Linda D says:

    These are beautiful, Jill. What a wonderful idea.
    And I love your new blog and all the work here – hadn’t realised you’d moved until today!!! But now I know, I’ll be back :>

  3. woodnymph says:

    Lovely. Such happy colours.


  4. Becky says:

    I love your new blog! And these ATCs are sure to make your friend happy – it makes me happy just to see the images, let alone the real things!

  5. Sandy Jandik says:

    How nice. That will certainly give her a lift. They are very special.

  6. Alis says:

    This is just beautiful and such a great idea.

  7. Ashley says:

    Love these….so beautiful, and inspirational! Your friend is very lucky to have such a wonderful friend to provide her hope in such an amazing form. I was searching google for ideas to create my sister for a college graduation present. She is going into elementary education, and I want to make something bright and fun for her. Your textiles have really gotten the creative juices flowing – they are the best i’ve seen so far in my search. Well I’m off to raid my closet, then good will to hopefully find some fun items I can recycle and create who knows what! Thanks again for sharring, and I hope they were just what the doctor ordered for your friend! You have a real gift!

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