Folk art Easter card

Folk art Easter card
Folk art Easter card

Folk art is getting to be quite addictive! I’m loving the simplicity of it and the endless effects you can create by mixing different patterns, textures and accessories together.

To make this Easter card I’ve used felt, cotton fabrics, home-made fimo buttons, beads, buttons and little rose buds. They were all hand-stitched using a simple couching stitch and the piece was then stitch-mounted onto card.

Folk art Mothers’ Day card

Folk art Mothers' Day card
Folk art Mothers’ Day card

As it was Mothers’ Day this weekend I thought I would put my new ‘folk art’ sewing skills to use by creating this card for my mum (which continued the tradition of arriving a day late!). I’ve used a mixture of fabrics and felt, stitched on to a quilted backing with a couching stitch; I then added buttons and beads to complete the look.