Colourful stitched bookmarks

Stitching Cards customer Angela has sent us pictures of some colourful bookmarks. They are made with Stitching Cards bookmark patterns.

Angela said: “My 13 year-old daughter is our primary stitcher. Last spring she and I made bookmarks for all the teachers our children have had in the local elementary school. It was our last year there, so we had the teachers over for a luncheon to thank them for their work. They each chose a bookmark to take home and were just thrilled. Teachers do love books, and what a great keepsake.

Change pattern size tutorial at Pinbroidery

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There has been some discussion in previous posts about the size of the Pinbroidery patterns. Some customers said that they were too large. Other customers said that if they wanted to reduce the size of the patterns they know how to do it using an image editing program.

To help those who are not so technically advance in the field of image editing I have published a step-by-step illustrated tutorial on the Pinbroidery web site.

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If you live outside of the UK where do you buy your card blanks?

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Today I have received enquiries from customers in Canada and France on where to buy greetings card blanks suitable for card embroidery. Unfortunately I do not have any experience of buying blank cards overseas so it is difficult for me to answer these kinds of queries.

Card blanks are best purchased locally since they would cost a lot to post overseas relative to their actual cost. If I try searching for blank cards the results are dominated by British suppliers since search engines tend to give local links first.

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Embroidery on paper – a beginners guide to card making with stitching

People who receive hand stitched greetings cards are usually amazed and delighted that someone has made it especially for them. Many have been so pleased that they frame the picture. As well as giving pleasure, embroidery on paperĀ is also an enjoyable way of passing the time. Since only a small amount of equipment needed, it is very portable and can be done almost anywhere. Here are five easy steps to get you started.

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