Thursday, November 21, 2013

Corn Embroidery Thanksgiving Card

I so enjoyed making my Halloween embroidered card I had to try it again for Thanksgiving.  Some times I get an idea in my head and I have to enact it.  That doesn't mean it always works out, but it feels good to come up with an idea and at least attempt to make it a reality. 

I started out by making an illustration of corn in Illustrator and marking where I wanted to punch holes.  I then taped my guide to the cardstock and started hammering.

About halfway through punching all the holes I started to lose faith and simultaneously started questioning my sanity.  It was a lot of holes to punch.

But I usually pass the point where I have invested too much time to stop so I just keep plugging away. I did worry that my holes on the small kernels were too close together and they would break into each other and ruin the whole thing.  So I wasn't surprised when it happened but luckily there must have been enough cardboard somewhere to hold the thread.  Oh, the perils of crafting!

If the hours of pounding and peril do not deter you and you would like to make this card, fear not!  I have made you a template with instructions that you can download here.

When I finally finished I really loved the multi-colored corn kernels but I don't know if the burlap was the best fabric choice for the husks.  If I had to do it over again I might use a nice tan linen and would eliminate the smaller side husk.  But thank goodness I don't have to do it over again!  But feel free to download the pattern, alter it as you see fit, and make one yourself.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Jessica Jones said...

Whoa, your patience is amazing! I especially like how the kernels look. Awesome job persevering!

Anonymous said...

This is one of THE best Thanksgiving patterns/ideas I have come across in ages. I commend you for your talent and sharing this with everyone!