ATC sent and received

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When I read on the veryberryhandmade blog that Ali was hosting another ATC swap, I was keen to take part again.
To recap, an ATC, or Artist Trading Card, is a mini work of art made onto sturdy card 2.5″x3.5″. Orginaly hand drawn or painted, ATCs were never sold but were swapped with other artists. Their original aim was to enable people to collect small works by artists which they would otherwise not be able to afford. Ours, of course, are textile based ones.

Ali notified me that the recipitent of my card lived in Morocco of all places! How exotic!

But I was absolutely thrilled to receive my ATC from no other than fellow blogger Patch, from madebypatch. A blogger with whom I have conversed with other the past year and lives just a few miles away, down the M1, and to whom I had just sent a parcel of hexagons for her Collaborative Crochet Blanket.

So this is the lovely card I received from Patch last week. She was obviously more organised, than I was.

Fabric ATC by patch. Hand embroidered spring flowers.
Fabric ATC by patch. Hand embroidered spring flowers.

And this is mine. The theme was ‘Spring’ so I call this my ‘spring bouquet’. I used my machine free hand embroidery again, but this time sewed on some seed beads.

Fabric ATC artist trading card
All packaged up to send to Morocco.ATC fabric artist trading card

Better a little late than never.

Love, Lucie xx

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