I just wanted to show once more how beautiful embroidery on paper and cardboard can be ;-)
Here I cut a beautiful blue patterned square from a magazine and glued on white cardboard.
Then I drew very faint curved lines with a pencil, pricked holes along the lines and stitched them with a chain stitch.
Looks fine, doesn’t it?
I find though that the chain stitch looks much better on straight lines or wide curves than on sharp turns (it ‘inclines’ somewhat), that’s something one could pay attention to when drawing the lines.
Instruction for chain stitch
Here at unikatissima: Embroidered Matisse Cushion