Creating the gridwork.
Creating the grid-work with stitching. Gale Everett Studio 2013

Wednesday, I marked out the grid-work and then stitched it with a sewing machine. This part is always nerve racking for me due to the cumbersome feeling of working with paper. I don’t want strange creases or folds occurring so I have to be careful how I handle it. It really doesn’t drape like fabric.  The stitching eventually helps stabilize but also creates instability by punching holes through the work.  Kind of like tearing postage stamps off a roll or sheet. Since this is the third one I’ve created, I know what to expect and how to handle it. Now it’s time to burn!

It looks like I’ll be able to finish this piece by the first week of July(if nothing goes wrong)! Our house guests have canceled. 😦 Poor Dave, he was so looking forward to seeing his favorite aunt and cousin. C’est la vie!

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

4 thoughts on “Stitching

      1. I just use my old Kenmore. I’ve had it for almost 20 years and the most use it’s gotten is for art projects. Stitching paper is the best! 🙂

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