Unusual Embroidered Paper from Indiacomments (5) August 9th, 2008
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,