Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Stitched paper

A couple months ago I signed up for Reform School's pen pal club and was paired up with someone in Seattle. It's been my turn for about a month or so but I've been slacking (sorry, pen pal!). The other day I decided I really needed to just sit down and do something, so I cut out a bit of brown kraft paper from a shopping bag, not sure of what I was going to do with it. And then it came to me. I wrote a simple message lightly in pencil, poked some holes in the paper along the pencil lines, and embroidered the message into the card. I made one wrong move and it kind of ruins the impact, but on the whole I love the outcome, especially the feel of the stitches on the paper. I definitely want to try this again.

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