DIY: Embroidered writing on book pages

So once I got started with the embroidery thread and the book pages, I found it difficult to stop…

Yesterday’s blog post dealt with embellishing an existing illustration, but from there I started to get more ideas. I’d seen lots of cute embroidery hoop wall arts with words – why shouldn’t I do that with silks and paper instead?

First I found a page that was covered in text, then (after a few practices on a piece of scrap paper) lightly wrote the word that I wanted to embroider on to the page.

Then just as in the previous project, I used a needle to punch holes along the lines for the stitches to follow (this is very important if you want to avoid tearing the paper), then backstitched along. I was so pleased with the outcome! I’m going to combine the illustrated pony, this page and another idea I have in mind (wait and see!) to create a gorgeous collage for my friend’s little girl – all made out of her mum’s book.

Embroidered book page project from www.madewithlovebykat.co.uk #craft #DIY #embroidery

Embroidered book page project from www.madewithlovebykat.co.uk #craft #DIY #embroidery

Embroidered book page project from www.madewithlovebykat.co.uk #craft #DIY #embroidery

Embroidered book page project from www.madewithlovebykat.co.uk #craft #DIY #embroidery

Once I’d done one page, I started to play about with fonts and colours – there’s no end to the possibilities! And that set me off thinking about expanding the range in my Folksy and Etsy shops… 

Embroidered book page project from www.madewithlovebykat.co.uk #craft #DIY #embroidery

Embroidered book page project from www.madewithlovebykat.co.uk #craft #DIY #embroidery

Embroidered book page project from www.madewithlovebykat.co.uk #craft #DIY #embroidery

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