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Map Artwork

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2011


Take a (road) trip down memory lane with this instant art. Hand-stitch the route you took on a vacation, and frame it. You’ll have a gallery of getaways and a reminder to look back fondly on family adventures -- including that time the car broke down.


  • Road map

  • Frame

  • Embroidery needle

  • Embroidery thread


  1. Cut the map to fit the frame.

  2. Use the needle to poke holes in the map along your route.

  3. Sew along the route, using a backstitch: thread needle from the back of the map through the second hole in the route. Then insert needle into the first hole, and pull it back out the third. Continue along route.

  4. Embellish the map with an X at your destination.

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