When I recently saw an article in Country Living magazine about creating an embroidered portrait, I was instantly entralled. They looked like lovely line drawings! Using a straight pin, the technique is to poke holes in paper using a photocopy of a favorite photo as a guide. Then, lines are made by connecting the dots together by stitching through the holes.
I consider this a practice try, as I want to get a better quality paper suitable for framing as a gift for my sister. But the technique proved fun, and I definitely will be creating a better one soon!