Originally the Form-A-Lines prick and stitch patterns were available as printed booklets. When they went out of print they were made available as downloads in PDF format. The classic patterns can be purchased from the Form-A-Lines online store.
String art picture making has much in common with prick and stitch card making. It uses nails hammered into a backing board and coloured wool or string to create the design. If you would like to try your hand at string art there is a free candle pattern available from the String Art Is My Craft web site…
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.
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.
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.