#89 Note Card Designs using Hand-woven Swatches

Our local weaving guild recently invited Cathy Hayt, of Platypus Studios to give a presentation about cards incorporating hand-woven swatches.


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Cathy Hayt


Some of Cathy’s examples incorporate swatches woven on an inexpensive pin loom, then framed in commercially available cards from many art supply sources. 

One on-line source of photo insert cards, mentioned by Cathy, was Photographer’s Edge


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Examples of woven swatches in commercial card frames




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In these cards, Cathy overlaid swatches on designer paper backgrounds. Two upper cards illustrate using multicolor rovings.

The lower-left card shows an original photo of yarn in a decorative basket.




Cathy also discussed the merits of different glues to hold the swatches in place.  She has found in her work that, in general, glue-sticks are best for short-time adhesion, while hot glue works well, but often raises the swatch where applied. Often the various 3M craft glues have given the best overall satisfaction.


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Cathy Hayt of Platypus Studios discussing properties of various adhesives in working with greeting cards



From beautiful West Lafayette Indiana, where we’ve been having c-o-o-o-old weather, but hardly any snow.             Keep on weavin’   -D&R

© Dorothy & Ron Baker 2013