I have been conducting a pattern size survey on my Prick and Stitch is my Craft blog. This has produced a good response with about half of those voting saying they would like the PinBroidery square patterns to be smaller than 144 x 144 mm (5¾ x 5¾ inches). To take the survey to the next stage I have produced a reduced size version of the flower corners pattern available free from this web site. You can download the smaller pricking pattern from the link below.
I do like the larger size as it gives me more scope to develop the pattern. What I have in mind for future PinBroidery patterns is that I could supply the pricking pattern in two sizes: 144 mm square and a reduced size to be decided. Your feedback will help me come to a decision on this.
Double fold cards have three panels and two fold lines. The design is stitched on the centre panel. When the stitching is finished the right-hand panel is folded inside and fixed with card adhesive or double-sided self-adhesive tape. This hides the back of the stitching.
Designs on our sister website Form-A-Lines, fit a card size of 104 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches). This is a standard card size that is readily available in the UK.
I have been asked by Joyce, a Form-A-Lines customer, where she can obtain square double fold cards suitable for the PinBroidery patterns in the United Kingdom. The good news is that Craft Creations manufacture 144 x 144 mm double fold cards in a wide range of colours and finishes. They are available directly from Craft Creations by mail order. They should also be available from retailers who stock Craft Creations cards. Continue reading →
Our new online shop has arrived and the first six patterns are available for purchase. More patterns will be added in due course.
PinBroidery is part of the Form-A-Lines Stitching Cards group and offers the same reliable and secure service.
This flower designs on the new patterns were inspired by the work of William Morris. He was a nineteenth century English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist and writer associated with the English Arts and Crafts Movement. It would make a beautiful card for birthdays, congratulations and other special occasions.
These PinBroidery patterns have more detail than a typical Form-A-lines pattern. I estimate that they will take about twice as long to stitch. I would be interested in any feedback on the time they take. Give us your thoughts in a comment to this post.
In my previous post I offered a French version of my free PinBroidery flower corners pattern with the words “Heureux Anniversaire” (Happy Birthday). This was produced at the request of Jackie, an English lady living in France.
Jackie has now sent me a picture of a finished card so I thought I would share it with you.
Jackie says: “This is stitched in Sulky holoshimmer gold and fuchsia thread plus an Indian thread for the green leaves”.
If you would like the French pricking pattern for the flower corners embroidery on paper design you can download it from the article below.
We have been asked by Jackie for a version of the PinBroidery flower corners pattern with “Heureux Anniversaire” in the middle. Jackie is an English lady living in France and she tells us that “I want to show some of my French friends how to do this sort of stitching”.
If you would like the French pricking pattern for the flower corners embroidery on paper design you can download it from the link below. It is just the pricking pattern; you will also need the instructions from our free PinBroidery patterns section.
The patterns are delivered by download to your computer in PDF format.
We were looking for an exclusive word that sums up the prick and stitch method of making greetings cards. A pin is used to prick out the pattern and embroidery techniques are used to stitch the design. A natural progression from this led us to PinBroidery.