The Dictionary & Stitch

Red Umbrella is hand embroidered in black on a vintage dictionary page.

Stitching on paper is a tricky process. Paper tears easily when poked with a needle and pulled taut with thread. The extra thin pages of a dictionary provide an extra challenge.
Dictionary Embroidery, Letter M
With these pieces, several thin layers of sealant are applied and allowed to fully dry before beginning to stitch, resulting in a surface more able to withstand poking, piercing and crafty goodness.
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