Wednesday, 8 May 2013

my mailart to Kirsi

I just heard from Kirsi that she received already today my stitched mailart. So here are the pictures of what I have stitched for this exchange.
This being my first mailart exchange it wasn't easy for me to decide on the shape and material for the envelope, but I think I did a quite good job. 
The fabric is a 30ct. linen from Weberei Wedding in the color "maize" that I then over-dyed in a brown dye bath to give it a nice aged look.
The threads are regular DMC threads except for the brown thread I used for the alphabet. That one, and the one a gave to Kirsi as a gift, I dyed myself in the same dye bath as the fabric.
Here is a better picture of the over-dyed floss that I attached to the peacock thread keeper.

The idea for the thread keeper came while I was stitching the envelope. I knew I had those big eyelets and I thought they'd be perfect for this purpose.
The fabric for the thread keeper is a small model piece of upholstery fabric.

I love to stitch on unconventional fabrics and I do quite a bit of my own projects on whatever fabric is can find around the house.

Thank you Kirsi, for this wonderful exchange. I love the envelope I received from you and I enjoyed stitching this one very much.
This being my first mailart exchange I hope I will have the chance to do many more as I really like to stitch these.


  1. Such a beautiful envelope and I absolutely love that thread keeper. :)

  2. I love this envelope very much! Kirsi is a lucky girl :-)

  3. Lovely! I'm interested to know is there a cardboard inside that thread keeper and how did you manage to attach the eyelets if there is...

  4. This is absolutely beautiful!


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