The Stitchscape Swap!
Welcome to the Stitchscape Swap gallery! The Stitchscape Swap is a monthly challenge whereby members can sign up and create two 'Artist Trading Cards', or ATCs, a month on a different theme. One of these will be for you to keep, and the other will be sent by post to Dotty Textiles to be swapped with someone else's beautiful creation for you to receive back as happy mail.
For more details on how to sign up to the monthly swap, please email email@example.com so that we can return an email with further information.
Origins of the ATC
The concept of Artist Trading Cards was first developed in the late 1990s by Swiss artist, M. Vänci Stirnemann, who created a catalogue of small artworks for an exhibition and invited other artists to create similar pieces in their own style to ‘trade’ at the end of the exhibition.
They are always a set size; 2.5 x 3.5 Inches and are often more usually made as a paper item, either painted or collaged for example, but, for the purposes of this swap, they must include fabric and embroidery.
and a few ideas to help spark your inspiration...
January: Snow Capped
Mountain peaks, snowy rooftops, fields of fresh snow
February: Winter Sun
Pale sunrise, snowy hills, frosted sun reflections
March: Daffodils/ The Coming of Spring
Easter posies, spring wreaths, embroidered spring flowers, Daffodil fields
April: Rainbow Showers
Rainbow sequins, gemstone droplets, embroidered rainbows, oily puddles
Bluebell woods, bluebell detailing, blue colour washes
June: By or Under the Ocean
Rockpools, sandy beaches, beach huts, coral reefs
July: Summer Meadow
Long grasses, rolling hills, poppies and cornflowers
August: Sunset Mountains
Silhouettes, blazing sunset colours, cactus outlines
September: Woodland Walks
Forest paths, woodland perspective, woodland treasure hunting
October: Autumn Blaze
Fiery autumn colours, leaves, pumpkins, metallic golds
November: Starry Night Sky
Constellations, the moon and stars, sparkling beads, black velvet
December: Festive Greenery
Holly & Ivy, Christmas trees, green and red, mistletoe
featuring the beautiful work that has already been swapped
Click on each gallery to see the full photo, or use the arrows to slide through.