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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

Sometimes the Back Is As Interesting As the Front

Stitched Paper

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Usually, I stitch on paper alone.This piece is a typical example.

For these two journal pages, I put the pages onto felt. I do love the buttery way the needle slips through the paper into the felt, and I has lots of depth to work my ends into. However, you can’t just add such a thick piece, especially one with a felt backing, onto an artwork in progress. For one thing, felt doesn’t glue  well. I purchased some glue made especially for that purpose~ felt glue ~and am curious if it will work better than white glue.

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I have added more of my printed paper to the stitched piece shown at the beginning of this post. More stitching to follow.

I must say, I really like the way the back looks. It is every bit as interesting as the front, to my eyes.

I do have little tricks for preventing and healing rips, sewing long lines of stitch, dealing with corners, etc.

And the whole time I am stitching, my mind fills with ideas and images. It is as if that little metal implement is a magic wand of creativity.

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