February 14, 2008

Fabric Postcard for Cyber Fyber Swap

I made this fabric postcard for the Cyber Fyber Exihibition Swap.

You can read more about Cyber Fiber at this link:

http://cyberfyberexhibition.blogspot.com/

I am excited to be part of this unique idea.

For the postcard's subject, I chose a digital photo I had taken of the old Hemet Stock Farm gate. The card is made entirely of fabrics. The photograph is printed on white cotton. The piece is made up of vintage fabrics that include scraps of a kitchen dishtowel, floursack and rick rack. New fabrics include a piece of burlap on the front and unbleached muslin for the postcard back. All are stitched securely with machine stitching.

The 36 acre stock farm was built in Hemet, California in 1909 - 1910 to breed, train and race horses. It was a film location for the movie "Seabiscuit". The property has been sold and awaits development plans.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

Pallas,
I love this postcard and the image. Too bad this place is about to disappear. Maybe you should go take some more pics. Great piece!!!
Pamela