Reader Challenge – Fabric Postcard "Beach Life".

I began by scanning pieces of wood that I had collected from the beach. I printed this picture onto fabric and then machine embroidered the background. I applied layers of sheer fabric, pieces of lace, printed fabric, wool tops and a piece of netting with both machine and hand stitching. I programmed my new sewing machine to stitch to words. Lastly I scanned the bather from an old sewing book, used ATP to transfer and embellished her with hand embroidary. I satin stitched the piece to the postcard.

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