Monday, 22 July 2013

Stitches Shaped Like Crosses On Postcards.

I don't know if you know but we run fortnightly workshops at the shop too. They are called Make It Mondays, and they are a rather jolly affair full of crafty goodness and ambition! We've got one coming up called 'Things You Don't Normally Cross Stitch On' 
We will show the ten lucky attendees how to make a cross stitch brooch (made from polymer clay), a 'cross stitch mug' (involving a white mug and a ceramic pen', and we will show them how to cross stitch onto vintage postcards (We got the idea from this blog)
We think its good form to have a practice before we are put in charge of peoples crafty endeavors so Bex spent the first part of today sewing a rose and a tulip onto a postcard.
Here's how she did it!

You will need: a postcard, a ruler, a big sharpish needle, some embroidery threads, a pencil, some scissors and a rubber.
Take your ruler and pencil and mark a grid system (i just put some dots at every 0.5 cm interval)where you would like your cross stitch to be on the post card. I marked a grid that was 0.5cm by 0.5cm. Once you've marked your grid out take your needle and poke it all the way through the postcard at every point marked.
I decided I was going to do a rose first so i picked out some rose like shades. I found the rose pattern on pinterest.
Then it's just a case of copying the pattern from the laptop onto the postcard. Every square on the pattern is equal to one 0.5cm by 0.5cm cross stitch.
I thought a tulip would look good to so I sorted one of those out.
Here is the rose.
Here is the tulip.

And Hey Presto! A postcard with stitches shaped like crosses on it. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.
Until next time.

1 comment:

  1. A really lovely idea and really like your interpretation Bex :) Love the stitched flowers. Hope all is going well for you in the shop at the mo, the workshops sound really good fun, safxxx