Category Archives: Stitching techniques

How to stop the pricking pattern moving

This tip comes from the Tools and Tips page in the tutorials section at the Stitching Cards website. To stop the pricking pattern from moving whilst pricking it out, secure it with two pieces of adhesive tape. These are stuck on the back of the card so the front is not marked. Put the card… Read More »

Colourful stitched bookmarks

Stitching Cards customer Angela has sent us pictures of some colourful bookmarks. They are made with Stitching Cards bookmark patterns.

Angela said: “My 13 year-old daughter is our primary stitcher. Last spring she and I made bookmarks for all the teachers our children have had in the local elementary school. It was our last year there, so we had the teachers over for a luncheon to thank them for their work. They each chose a bookmark to take home and were just thrilled. Teachers do love books, and what a great keepsake.

Free Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pattern at Stitching cards

To mark 60 years of Her Majesty The Queen as Head of State in the United Kingdom Stitching Cards have released a free Diamond Jubilee pattern.

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations will centre around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June.

Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002.

Change pattern size tutorial at Pinbroidery

resize the pricking patternThere has been some discussion in previous posts about the size of the Pinbroidery patterns. Some customers said that they were too large. Other customers said that if they wanted to reduce the size of the patterns they know how to do it using an image editing program.

To help those who are not so technically advance in the field of image editing I have published a step-by-step illustrated tutorial on the Pinbroidery web site

If you live outside of the UK where do you buy your card blanks?

cartToday I have received enquiries from customers in Canada and France on where to buy greetings card blanks suitable for card embroidery. Unfortunately I do not have any experience of buying blank cards overseas so it is difficult for me to answer these kinds of queries.

Card blanks are best purchased locally since they would cost a lot to post overseas relative to their actual cost. If I try searching for blank cards the results are dominated by British suppliers since search engines tend to give local links first…