Friday, March 13, 2009

Paper and thread: Hand embroidery!

The other day I thought I'd try my hand at embroidery work. I must say that it gets quite addicting for some reason. :P I sort of figured it out on my own but you can find tutorials online on how to do embroidery work on paper. That's what I did here. 

Apple Embroidered Card

Apple Embroidered Card

This is just a basic hand-embroidered greeting card. Not so bad for my first time, I must say! I had some great little brass brads to attach the embroidery to the actual folded card. Made my life alot easier, and it looks pretty classy! I can't wait to try this on textured watercolor paper!

Its okay to be geeky.

It's okay to be geeky.

I also did the embroidery work on this art print I was working on for the etsy shop. It looked boring before I added the embroidery work. All of a sudden, it perked it right up! Fun stuff! I don't know why it took me this long to actually doing embroidery work. :P Paper and thread were meant for each other.


  1. Great job on the cards, very cool. And I thought I was the only one obsessed with type fonts. Have you seen the Helvetica documentary. Great site. Thanks!

  2. This looks great! I've been considering doing some Gocco/embroidery prints, and this makes me determined!