Postcard series

Dublin Core

Title

Postcard series

Subject

Buildings; Aquatic animals; Seascapes; Shells (Animal); Beaches; Sailboats

England -- Oxon

2000-2010

Description

Textile postcards constructed from dyed and digitally printed fabric, wadding and pelmet Vilene. Processes include layering, appliqué, and stitching.

On browsing through the titles I found several relating to the Isle of Wight. As I had spent an enjoyable holiday in 2004 walking the Wight coastal path I immediately felt a connection with the subject matter. I had taken some photos with 'I might make something one day' in mind. This was the kick-start I needed. The 5 textile pieces inspired by the card are constructed from artist-dyed and/or digitally printed fabric, wadding and pelmet Vilene. Layers are machine and hand stitched, some with additional appliqué using various materials. I chose to work in a postcard format (6 by 4 inch) for several reasons. The postcard signifies holidays and relates to some extent to the original index card. It also allows me the possibility of display in the Arts Café where works need to fit in to a small glass case. My pieces are more like the souvenir postcards you buy for yourself to stick in a journal than ones you intend to send. I added my own musings on the backs of the postcards to reflect my

Creator

Couch, Ros

Publisher

University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.

Date

2005

2006-11-28

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Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections Department, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the Special Collections Department.