Form-A-Lines stitching card kits and pattern booklets reviewed

Monday 23 February 2009

Form-A-Lines flower ovals patternsForm-A-Lines stitching card kits are an excellent starting point for beginners in the craft of paper embroidery. They are also appreciated by those who do not have Internet access or the means to print downloadable patterns. However, for the benefit of our worldwide readership, I must state that the kits are only currently available in the British Isles and Australia.

If you are not in Britain or Australia, or if you do not want the kit, you can purchase the pattern booklets on their own and buy the materials locally.

The above  illustration is from the Form-A-Lines Flower Ovals pattern set stitched in confetti thread on white card.

Each kit contains the basic materials and instructions to enable you to make six beautiful cards. You get six double-fold cards and envelopes, a reel of thread, a pricking pin and embroidery needle plus the Form-A-Lines instruction booklet with three different patterns. If the design requires beads your also get the beads and a beading needle. The only extras you will need are adhesive tape to secure the ends of the thread, adhesive to secure the card panel in place, scissors to cut the tape and thread, and a soft surface to prick the cards on. Your pricking surface could be a folded tea towel or similar.

If you live in the British Isles you can purchase Form-A-Lines stitching kits by mail order from the Card Inspirations web site.

If you live in Australia you can get information about the Form-A-Lines agent by sending an email to australia@form-a-lines.com

The pattern booklets can be purchased by mail order from the Card Inspirations International web site. They will ship the booklets anywhere in the world that has a postal service, including the British Isles.

A tip for British customers; if you order from Card Inspirations by telephone you can purchase both booklets and other craft materials from their UK shop. See their web site for contact details.

Form-A-Lines booklets are also available from a handful of UK craft shops. If there is one near you then you probably know about it already.

Classic Form-A-Lines patterns for download

When the Form-A-Lines patterns go out of print they become available for purchase as downloads in the Form-A-Lines store.

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3 thoughts on “Form-A-Lines stitching card kits and pattern booklets reviewed

  1. Ann Andle

    I just love going on your site and getting the free patterns. I only wish I could get the ones that I would have to pay for but I cann’t. I’m making my easter cards now and I will be making the easter egg beaded one today. Have a good day and thanks again. Ann

  2. Lina Zylstra

    I have learned to stitch and embroider greeting cards from a friend and would love to be able to print up the patterns from my computer but my computer will not download your program why would that be?
    I have tried your free patterns it wont work either.

    Is their a disk available that I could buy and download it from the disk?

    Since I live in Canada would that have anything to do with it?

    I live in Cambridge Ontario Canada is there a store near by where I could purchase your patterns?

    Lina Zylstra

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