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Homemade Is Where the Heart Is

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String-Art Heart

You will be sew in love with this card idea from mom of two, Laura Kelly , owner of The Handwork Studio in Narberth, PA.

What You’ll Need: Card stock, Embroidery floss (red), Embroidery needle, Template.

  1. Copy the template (below) onto your card stock using a copy machine or a printer. To print it, right-click on the template image and save it to your desktop. Then open the file and print.
  2. The printed design should be on the back-side of the card so the plain side will be only the string art.
  3. Thread the needle with a few feet of embroidery floss, and tie a knot on the end.
  4. Take care to start with the numbered side so the knot is on the back of the card. Begin sewing from number 1 and follow the numbers until you reach the end (38).
    • For the odd numbered dots, the needle will be going from the back-side to the front-side.
    • For the even numbered dots, the needle will be going from the front to the back of the card. For more accurate stitches, the even numbered dots should be poked from the back so that the dot can be found from the front.
  5. When you are finished, you can leave the card as is or glue or stitch a piece of fabric on the back-side to cover the numbers.
String art heart template

Allie C. Rosenstein is an editorial intern for MetroKids.

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