Pergamano  which is also known by the name ParchmentCraft  is the  art of embossing, perforating and cutting with special tools, on a parchment paper, to create lacy design and also cutworks which are done usually on a cloth.

I happened to come across the book "TraditionalPapercrafts" by Janet Wilson  and I have been hooked on it ever since. The craft needs special tools, which has been hard to find in my local craft store but can definitely be bought by mail order or through Internet. As a beginner, you will find a lot of free patterns on the internet which you can use to practice.


Tools Of The Trade

    Perforating Needles                                         Mouse Pad, Bone folder,embossing  tools, scissors                   



Chalk  Pastel  Pencil & Gel Pen

Vellum Paper

My Gallery

 I Picked up most of the  Patterns from the Internet





































My References and Resources

Here are a few Instructions For Parchment Craft I found on You Tube

Embossing Basics


Pergamano Parchment Craft Demonstration

During my innumerous web browsing, I came across two web sites which I would like to recommend. One is Susan Nel's:

The other one is Mary's:

These sites motivated me to pursue parchment craft. Their  websites will definitely take you through a world of beautiful paper creations. Susan Nel  also has a paper quilling  gallery which is absolutely breathtaking. Please do take a few minutes and go through these fantastic sites.

 Here is another book I would like to recommend:

Traditional Papercraft by Janet Wilson