Unusual Embroidered Paper from India

comments (3) August 9th, 2008     

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Jeff_Rudell Jeffery Rudell, contributor
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Sewn paper is no a new idea but this is one of the best commercial versions Ive come across.
A ruler helps give a sense of scale. This would make a perfect gift wrap for a special present, a great origami wallet, or a lining for a treasured keepsake box.
Sheets of this nifty paper are 22 x 30
Sewn paper is no a new idea but this is one of the best commercial versions Ive come across.

Sewn paper is no a new idea but this is one of the best commercial versions I've come across.

Photo: Jeff Rudell

Whenever a project calls for something extraordinary, I usually head off to the paper department of my local art supply emporium to scout for ideas. Recently I happened upon a most unusual offering; a line of embroidered papers produced in India. The pictures above offer a detailed view of the paper as well as giving a sense of its scale. The sheets are 22" x 30" and come in two different patterns and a variety of paper hues (white, cream, yellow, tan, and green -- green pictured). But, the unexpected does not come cheap. Expect to pay between $6-$10 a sheet. Still, to line a hope chest, make a pretty book jacket cover, or create some fancy placemats for a bridal shower, I can't imagine a better material to work (play!) with.

Available at New York Central Art Supply (in the Paper Department on the second floor), 62 Third Avenue (@ 11th Street), New York NY 10003, 212-473-7705,

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Comments (3)

Craig27Jannie writes: Houses are not cheap and not every person can buy it. Nevertheless, home loans was created to aid people in such kind of hard situations.
Posted: 7:31 am on June 14th
eveh writes: You could make some beautiful placemats by putting it between some clear plastic pieces. You could get four, 11 by 15 mats and that would be a good size. At ten dollars, that is less than the three dollars a piece I pay now. Well, you do have to add the cost of the plastic, of course. Still cheap for beautiuful everyday placemats.
Posted: 3:36 pm on September 6th
Sue_Bleiweiss writes: I recently bought a piece of this paper from www.paperstudio.com and it's truly a gorgeous piece in person. I can't decide whether to cut it up or put it in a frame!
Posted: 5:42 am on August 10th
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