New Cross Stitches for Perforated Paper December 12, 2015 13:25

Sea to Garden Bookmarks, one of three new patterns coming out this December at Raspberry Lane Crafts, are four designs stitched on perforated paper.  Since stitchers cannot pierce in-between the main holes, I've designed three new stitches to solve this problem - see diagrams below.  Additional precautions must be made using the perforated paper:  

1.) Do not bend perforated paper. 

2.) Thread catches on the edges and pulls off the color (gold in my case) - that's why I suggest you trim edges at the end.

3.) When the holes are filled with many stitches be careful not to rip the paper - the paper is more like plastic than paper but still not invincible.

Overall, my first experience cross-stitching these bookmarks on perforated paper was great.  I even ripped the paper once or twice but stitched over it like camouflage - no problem.  Perforated paper is highly suggested by this long-time cross-stitcher!