The prick and stitch method of card making produces beautiful results in a relatively short time. It is recommended to anyone who enjoys needlecraft or is looking for an easy way to enter the world of needlecraft.
The illustration shows one of the free patterns that are available from the Stitching Cards web site. It is a holly wreath pattern worked in metallic embroidery thread. This would make a beautiful Christmas card that can be customised by adding your own words with extra stitching, with a pen of a decorative sticker. The complete card can be made in under an hour.
The technique of prick and stitch card making is easy to learn. There is a step-by-step demonstration on how to sew the cards on the Stitching Cards web site. This takes you from the blank greetings card through to the finished card with illustrations. It uses the free butterfly pattern to demonstrate the sewing method.
Prick and stitch patterns are available for birthday cards, Christmas cards, anniversary cards, holiday cards and numerous other occasions.
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