Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Creston Bird Festival - Textile Cards



Birds on a Wire - Textile Art Card
The first Creston Valley Bird Festival is this weekend! Check here for details of events.  http://www.crestonvalleybirds.ca/  Friday night is the art show and sale featuring local artists with art of a bird or nature theme.
 
Today to get in the mood of the upcoming festival, I thread sketched, bird themed textile cards! Starting with an interfaced piece of my hand dyed fabric, I select an image to detail in stitching which I then lightly sketch in pencil. For me this is the fun part, decide what image will suit the textile. While the sewing machine is running, I move the fabric around to create the sketched image. It isn't a fast process, but I have a lot of fun doing it.
 
My textile cards will be available for sale at the reception area of the Bird Festival Art Show in the Creston and District Community Complex - Creston Room from  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Quilt Canada in Penticton May 16-18, and are currently available at the Creston Card and Stationery.
 
If you are participating in the bird festival, enjoy!

2 comments:

Win Dinn said...

This is so fine, and fun, Eileen - Creston birds on a wire!

Laura Leeder said...

You put a smile on my face!