Little by little, I added stitches that would give higher relief areas to my fabric postcard. I used mostly stitches that I already know, but decided to add a couple new ones for variety. As the layers built up, I got happier and happier with the piece. You know how there's always that awkward stage when it just doesn't seem to be coming together? Add more layers and it'll be fine!
Here are the stitches that I used in these higher relief areas:
Woven buttonhole stitch, buttonhole wheels, threaded buttonhole bars
Knotted buttonhole stitch
Basque knots, French knots
Chain stitch rosettes
Heavy thread couching
Knotted feather stitch
Buttons, buttons with woven bars
Spiderwebs - ringed, whipped, and woven
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