About me & Parchment craft

My name is Lesley. I live in the lovely village of Newton Ferrers in Devon. I am a carer for my Mother and Step-father, and find my hobby of Parchment craft (or Perganamo which its "official" name) a great way to relax and unwind.

It is absorbing, almost addictive; and there is so much to learn, and so many variations on a theme. I make the majority of mine as cards, and like to send the recipient a card themed to their interest.

I am a level 3 Independant parchment craft tutor, and a member of the Association of Parchment crafters

Some of my cards are shown here. Each card can take 4+ days to make, depending on the complexity. Intricate grid work takes much longer. 

For those of you who dont know: the designs are drawn onto parchment paper on the front. The page is then coloured (if required) using inks, watercolours or oil pastels - sometimes on the front but also on the back.

The page is then turned over and embossed from the back, which gives the white 3d effect.

The holes are then pricked through from the front, and where required snipped together to form intricate patterns and borders.

I can make customised cards to order, with the subject of your choice. Please allow 7 days minimum. I will e mail you a copy of the design for your approval. If acceptable, payment will then be due. Your card will be sent to you 2nd class recorded delivery. Prices on application

you can contact me at lesleyswp@live.co.uk