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.

Since I wrote about improvising a pricking mat recently I was interested to note that Mary used a few sheets of fun foam under the card stock whilst doing the pricking.

1 thought on “Hand embroidered paper bookmark at Hooked on Needles”

  1. What a nice surprise to see your blog and to see a reference to my website and my bookmark on it! I do love the prick and stitch technique! It’s so much fun and can really dress up a piece of paper.

    I have recently done another card using my own design, but the technique is what I learned from your website. You can find it here: http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/08/hand-embroidered-card.html

    Your designs are beautiful! Keep them coming!

    MGM

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