Patterns for hand embroidery are extremely versatile – they are useful for a variety of arts and crafts. So even if you don’t always go in for surface embroidery, you might find the plethora of embroidery designs available online and in books capable of producing Muse-juice for all other kinds of crafts. Here’s an example to illustrate what I’m talking about…
Gitte doesn’t hand embroider, but she does indulge in paper crafts. Taking one of my scrolly medallion embroidery designs, she used it to make a beautiful card out of vellum and cardstock.
First, she embossed the design from the back, then, using special scissors, she cut each individual tiny scallop around the embossed lines, creating a gorgeous lacy effect. WOW! The card is beautiful – a real work of art.
The picture below is clickable, and if you click on it, you’ll be taken to a larger version.
Beautiful, isn’t it?!
If you’re one of those Have-to-Craft people who move from craft to craft, making things, I’m sure you’ve already discovered that you can cross from one craft to another, taking designs and ideas with you. This card is a perfect example of doing that. There are really only two categories of crafts I get into – textiles (from needlework to Kumihimo, felting, and so forth) and paper crafts. I love how this card uses something I intended for needlework in a whole different application in paper craft. It maketh the Muse-juice flow, and all kinds of ideas are popping up in my head now!