Cross Stitch

Friday, 24 October 2008

Stitching on paper

thought I'd share this with you all :) .....You can stitch on paper to make some really nice projects, just make the holes first with a needle or pricking tool. I use a ruler as it has a nice straight edge :) and make holes every few mm. Here I used handmade papers contrased with some sparkling glitter paper. The centre embellishments are ceramic buttons I spotted on a carboot - just shows you what treasures you can find. You could also use a sewing machine if you like. stick the paper down first and then you don't have to worry about keeping it lined up.

Or like this .......... Holes were made in the same way all around the edge. Bring the thread through the first hole and then say down the 11th one, as long as you keep the thread the same distance apart it does work out (sometimes you have to have a couple of goes to get the pattern you want. I used metallic thread (6 strands) to compliment the glitter paper for both cards.


sharon said...

nice stitch work, I love using stitching on work ..adds great texture.x tfs

Chris said...

These are fabulous Joanne... thanks for the tip of using a ruler to get the holes straight... no wonder mine always look so wobbly... freehand doesn't quite do is at my
Chris xx

Kristen Hermanny said...

This is gorgeous. What a wonderful talent.