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invitation: avi & kate

I just realized I have not posted very much of my recent custom work so I thought I would share a few over the next few days...

Below is Kate & Avi's set. The couple lives in & got married in Brooklyn last September. For their invitation we decided to play up their love for handmade with a hand sewn invitation design. I used embroidery thread and sewed it directly into paper to create the design and then added hand painted lettering before scanning the art for printing.

(after noting some comments- I sewed one piece of paper and then scanned the design- not embroidered each individual invitation. I think that would be amazing but also a little crazy pants)


hand-threading the design:

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Reader Comments (62)

Did you do each invitation individually?! They look beautiful!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

WOW! I'm so impressed! These are truly a beautiful labor of love!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHazel

Wow - I love these. So pretty and unique. The colours are gorgeous.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDear Evie

This is amazing! From far away I didn't notice the texture of the string - SUCH a fabulous idea. Your style translates well with the new medium also :) BRAVO!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

holey moley, these are UNBELIEVABLE! you do such great work!!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiffany rounds

wow! these are really beautiful!!! that must have been a LOT of work.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I LOVE your custom work. Love it. How long did the cards take to sew?

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna/quilted giraffe

That is way too cool. And you even stitched the map! I love it!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

I am blown away. I did some minor sewing on my invitations but wowza, what workmanship! Beautiful!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegRuth Photography

This is spectacular!!! You're so talented and creative!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDognbird

just wow.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda @ Ruffled

Your work is so amazing. Absolutely love this!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPriya

I love this so much! I love the mix of mediums!! it turned ou so well!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterceline

These are terrific. I love how you maintained your style completely with the hand stitching. This must have been quite the project! You are making me feel lazy.


April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjen

wow! these are amazing! been a fan of your work for awhile now and you never cease to amaze me with what you come up with. :)

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlydia {ever ours}

Wow those are stunning! What keepsakes!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrude

honestly and sincerely Anna you are IN.CRED.I.BLE. This is really mind blowing.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTwo Brunettes

thank you for the kind words! I did not stitch each one individually though! oh my, my fingers would have fallen off. I hand stitched one set and then scanned it in & printed the design once everything was put together.

I just noted this in the description so it's more clear..

April 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterRIFLE

wow! what a pretty, unique idea. I love the stitched details on the map...

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersara

Absolutely amazing!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

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