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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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

28 responses »

  1. What a lovely idea. Both the cards are beautiful.

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  2. I like yours…. Cunning plan to use the decorative stitching as a border.

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  3. The Quilt Meister

    How do you find out about these? Sounds like a great idea… Maybe I should start one…

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  4. Oh my, your card is lovely! I love anything with beads. I’m sure the lucky person in Morocco will be thrilled! Have a wonderful week.

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  5. Both are just lovely.

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  6. I love your stitched border, it provides the perfect outline for your ATC (which is also gorgeous)

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  7. It’s really effective with the seed beads. I’ve never done an ATC before but this makes me want to have a go.

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  8. Ooh lovely ATCs! Mine is on its way to France! Still waiting to receive one…it’s very exciting!

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  9. Wow what a fabulous idea, id never heard about that before. How exciting to get a little handmade pressie in the post and a complete surprise too xx

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  10. Such a fantastic idea!

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  11. Both of them are beautiful. What a fun idea.

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  12. What a lovely idea, and such a great way of making new friends xx

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  13. They are both good! I got mine last week and my was received ok too. I loved doing it and it was my first ATC swap ever!

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  14. Pingback: My First ATC Swap | madebypatch

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