Burlap Bookmark with Simple Embroidery Silk Flowers
Hello! From the first time I saw May Art’s Wired Burlap with Lace Edge Ribbon, I thought it would be fun to stitch on – just like counted cross stitch fabric. What I didn’t think about at the time, is how easy the wires make stitching. The burlap is held tight without an embroidery hoop, so stitching is a snap.
I made a simple bookmark – which would be perfect for a small teacher’s gift. The embroidery is easy – so your kids could even help make these.
- Cut a length of the burlap ribbon, and cut one end with fishtails.
- Use a tapestry needle and stitch flowers down the center using lazy daisy stitch and french knots (or any other embroidery stitch you prefer).
- Turn the upper edge down about ¼”
- Sew a wide silk ribbon down through the top, and then from the back to the front again, leaving a tail on the right and left side and tie a bow. This will also hold the folded edge in place.
- Glue a piece of faux linen on the back and trim to fit. This will cover the backside of the stitching.