A brief history of awareness ribbons and their colours

Some time ago I added an awareness ribbon to the free sample cards on my Stitching Cards web site at the request of one of my customers. When I was designing the pattern I researched the background to these ribbons and found the history fascinating.

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How to show your card in the Stitching Cards gallery

Helicopter stitched by JasuOne of my other web sites is the Stitching Cards forum and gallery. I have been asked by Brigid Ward (in a comment to this blog) how she can add her own pictures to the gallery. It is easy. As long as your card is based on a Stitching Cards pattern you can upload it to the gallery yourself. You just need to complete the simple formality of joining the Stitching Cards forum and then you can post your picture to the gallery…

Why string art is the granddaddy of prick and stitch card making

Way back in the swinging 1960s I was given a string art kit for Christmas. The kit had silver string, black felt for the background, a backing board and lots of nails. The picture was a sailing boat. I had great fun making the picture and it hung proudly in the hall for many years.

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The 10 best selling Stitching Cards value packs ever

My post featuring the 10 best selling individual stitching cards patterns has proved to be popular with visitors so now I present the 10 best selling value packs on the Stitching Cards web site ever. Please keep in mind that the value packs that have been on sale the longest stand a better chance of getting into the top ten.

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A beaded flower card at Needle ‘n Thread

Mary Corbet tells how she made a beaded flower card on her Needle ‘n Thread website. The design was from a Stitching Cards pattern and it looks stunning.

A beaded flower card at Needle 'n Thread

Mary made the card for her auntie’s 90th birthday. Mary says “I found that I liked poking the little holes in the paper… and so I ended up setting up about 15 cards”. She found that she could easily stack three pieces of card stock and prick them all at the same time.

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Hand embroidered paper bookmark at Hooked on Needles

You can see a beautiful interpretation of the Stitching Cards flowering vine pattern at Mary Grace McNamara’s website Hooked on Needles.

Hand embroidered paper bookmark at Hooked on Needles

It was made as a bookmark for her Auntie’s 90th birthday. Mary embroidered it in DMC stranded embroidery floss on a mottled green card stock. After stitching she mounted the green card on larger piece of yellow card stock to hide the stitching on the back and to form an attractive border.

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Stitching cards in the Form-A-Lines forum gallery

My Form-A-Lines forum has a number of enthusiastic greetings card stitchers among its members. I can recommend a visit to the new cards section of the gallery this week as it contains several beautiful stitching cards.

Strawberr“Strawberry” by Eileen Scott is a gorgeous combination of stitching, decoupage and cutting.

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