Thanks to Embroidery, These Vintage Postcards Became Beautiful Artwork

Francesca Colussi Cramer was excited when she discovered a cute little vintage shop near her home in North Wales. She purchased some old photos and postcards and started creating embroidery patterns on them.

“Adding thread on paper alters an existing surface and creates such a rich texture and contrast with the original image itself,” Cramer says. “It’s both visual and tactile, and doing it on paper, instead of fabric, comes with challenges and differences that I find more intriguing every day. It is a sort of conversation with the past in the images, like lifting a layer of dust and letting the color through, adding another chapter.”

Do you like them? Check out more on her Instagram page.