Embroidery for the Modern Age

Try embroidering on paper for a modern take on this age-old pastime. You can create a trendy wall hanging to match any home décor with just a little paper and thread. These lightweight art pieces can easily be hung from a pushpin or small nail.
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Embroidery for the Modern Age
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Cotton embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Decorative paper
  • Glue

How to embroider a wall hanging collage

Step 1: Stretch a sheet of decorative paper in a wooden embroidery hoop. If the paper is thin or fragile, you can place a layer of fabric or another sheet of paper behind it.

Step 2: Cut out shapes from other pieces of paper and arrange them on the hoop. Thread a needle with embroidery floss of a contrasting colour, tie a secure knot at one end and stitch through the layers of paper to hold them in place.

Step 3: Trim the edges of the hoop paper, leaving approximately 1/2 inch all around. Apply white glue to the inside edge of the embroidery hoop and fold the paper inward, pressing firmly to secure it in place.

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