Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Greencastle and Greeting Cards

On Good Friday we went to Greencastle. I was thinking I wanted some nice, natural fibers, and that's just what I came home with.
A Romeldale-Merino fleece

Cormo, Cormo-X roving

Natural Bluefaced Leicester roving

Dyed Coopworth, Silk roving

Wow, I have a lot of spinning to do!

This weekend, the program at our guild meeting was about making greeting cards with handwoven fabric. Eleanor and Sue gave a lot of practical advice about making cards and showed their impressive collections of cards they had made and recieved over the years. Then we all got to make cards with scraps of fabric that we had brought. Here is what I came home with:

It was a fun program, and the ladies did such a nice job!


bspinner said...

I love your greeting cards!! I have a question. Where did they get the actually cards? If you can't tell me its ok I understand.

Alison said...

The cards themselves were made out of normal 8 1/2 x 11" heavy paper or cardstock, folded into quarters. The holes were cut out with an x-acto knife. One lady had a craft robo cutter to cut holes into the cardstock. Some were printed on with a computer, while others were left plain. There are lots of possibilities. Check your office supply stores and scrapbooking suppliers for ideas.