Have you ever tried embroidering on paper? It’s fun but a bit picky. Once a hole is in the paper there is no going back.
This week I did a little embroidery on watercolour paper. Turns out that it is, hands down, the easiest paper to embroider on that I have ever tried. I used an awl to punch the holes (after placing the paper on a piece of leather) and used only a variety of outline stitches. I think it is simple but effective.
It’s a long time since I hauled out the watercolours but I think it’s not too bad.
I have done a few other pieces of paper embroidery, the first just on a photo illustration…
And the second is a a pencil crayon and paper embroidery piece. It’s a sketch from a tarot card The Sun. Sorry, I can’t remember the name of the deck right now, but it’s a beautiful deck.
Now that I think of it, I think paper embroidery might be a nice intro to embroidery craft. Especially on good thick paper… Something to keep in mind!
Be well darlings,