Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Mail Art Envelope


The mail art envelope exchange on Stitchin Fingers was definitely a challenge. This is the first one I have ever made, and it has been a steep learning curve. All I can say is, the next one will be better! I may even finish the next one differently as there seems to be many different ways to finishing them.

Once I had lined the stitching and sewn it into the envelope shape, I crocheted a button loop using DMC thread. I attached this to the point of the flap and it slides rather snugly over the button. The button is covered in fabric and is the same colours used in the blackberries. It was a spare button that came with a dress or something many years ago. I knew they would get used somewhere, sometime. I think it may even have been one of my mums.

The pattern was from Jane Greenoff's magazine from Sept/Oct 2001. I have had my money's worth from this magazine with one more project to complete. It may have taken some time, but I got there in the end.

I wonder what the next new challenge will be.

12 comments:

Gaynor said...

I think it is beautiful. I have never done one and well done you for giving it a go. It is lovely.

averyclaire said...

OHHHHHHHH It is SO lovely! What beautiful needlework. I saw this envelope mail art at a needlework shop in Colorado. It's beautiful.

Annie said...

That's a beautiful piece of mail-art. They are definitely a challenge, but the results are really fun to look at.

Rudee said...

I've never seen one of these. It's pretty.

Gina E. said...

JANE!!! That is utterly fabulous! I don't think I've ever seen a mail art envelope done with so much detail. What is the front like? Did you post a photo of that earlier, or is this another one?
I'm going to organise another mail art exchange on Stitchin Fingers next year, and will put YOU down as my swap partner - LOL!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, I think your cross stitch envelope is wonderfully beautiful. Love it. Guess what?? I went into my first cross stitch shop and had a wee lesson and I brought a few things home with me too. Now we shall see if I can cross stitch. Hugs judy

Miriam said...

Wow! This is really marvelous. I like your mail-art very much (and have never done something like this myself).

Mad about Craft said...

Absolutley beautiful!!!!!!

Elena said...

Wow! This envelope is stunning! Have never seen anything more beautiful as this!!!

Sandy said...

What a charming envelope...you do gorgeous cross-stitch.

Terry said...

Oh this is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job on it! :0)

Karan said...

They look good enough to eat! Beautifully finished as always - that will be one very happy recipient. :0)