By Patty Cox
x 91/2” interfacing
- 2 teaspoons
- 1 cup water
marking pens (black and dark red),
graphite paper and pencil
thread and needle
Optional Fringed Boarder:
4” x 11” burlap Pacon
1. Pour 1 cup cool water into pie pan. Add
2 teaspoons instant coffee. Stir once, leaving several coffee
crystals undissolved. Place interfacing bookmark in coffee
solution. Turn bookmark over once. Lift bookmark out of solution
and place on a cookie sheet to dry.
2. Place bookmark over pattern. Using graphite apper transfer
design using a pencil Draw details with permanent marking
3. Optional Beaded Fringe: Thread one yard beading thread
through beading needle. Knot one end. Bring the needle from
back to front of bookmark, 1/8” from lower edge. Thread
12 coconut beads on thread. Thread one black e bead on thread.
Thread needle back through 12 coconut beads. Pull thread taut.
Thread needle back through starting point. Make the next fringe
about 1/4” from the first. Make about 10 beaded fringe.
Knot the thread securely on bookmark back. Cut thread. Run
a bead of glue over threads on bookmark back. Let dry.
4. Stiffen Burlap Border: Moisten burlap with water and place
on aluminum foil. Squeeze a generous amount of glue on burlap.
Brush glue over surface of burlap. Let dry. Center and stick
tapa bookmark on burlap using glue stick. Place under heavy
books for 5 minutes. Trim burlap edges 1/2” larger all
around. Fringe burlap edges.
burlap, Royal® Graphite Paper
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