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Cross on a hill pattern added at Stitching Cards

The cross on a hill pattern was originally designed for the String Art Fun website. Following customer requests it has been converted into a stitching card pattern and added to the Stitching Cards collection. Stitching cards are scaled down versions of string art with holes punched in the card and the design stitched with a needle.

The cross on a hill pattern size is 152 mm x 104 mm (6 x 4½ inches). It can be found on the following web page:

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Candle pattern now available for prick and stitch card making

The free string art candle pattern on this web site has now been converted to a prick and stitch greetings card pattern. This follows a number of requests from card making enthusiasts who would like to try it as a greetings card. It is available from my Prick And Stitch Is My Craft blog.

candleThe illustration shows the card stitched using Kreinik 1 ply polyester metallic cord. The base is antique gold, the candle red and the flame gold.

Prick and stitch card making has much in common with string art. Instead of nails and string it uses needle and thread on a much smaller greetings card size format.

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Prick and stitch cards – a miniature form of string art

flowerString art makes a bold picture that you can hang on your wall. Prick and stitch is a miniature form of string art used to make greetings cards. Prick and stitch cards are considered by many people to have developed from the string art techniques.

String art and prick and stitch cards (also called stitching cards) have a lot in common and some differences. Instead of nails you have holes pricked in the card. Instead of the string turning round the nails you have thread emerging from a pricked hole, going across the pattern and entering a second hole. The design builds up in a similar way with crossing strings (or threads) filling a shape with colour.

The illustation is the free flowering vine pattern from the Stitching Cards web site. If you fancy trying your hand at prick and stitch card making go to Stitching Cards free patterns.