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    Hand embroidery on microfiche using vintage embroidery pattern.

    The microfiche is sewn to a piece of tracing paper.

    Mad Co En, cocoaeyes, Rakka, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. bookwormbethie {farewell} [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

      this is so cute. i may have missed your explanation in another caption, but i'd love to know why you are stitching on microfiche.

    2. Mark Bieraugel aka filmresearch 31 months ago | reply

      I'm stitching on microfiche as it was once one method for permanently archiving printed materials. Each of the 'fiche' I used ties in with the stitched pieces on them, as this is a section of a dairy report. What was once permanent has become ephemeral. Similarly, what was once ephemeral, cute, anthropomorphic iron-on designs for embroidery, has become permanent. So the friction between what was once thought permanent and now thrown away, and what was once short lived is now permanent.

    3. Mark Bieraugel aka filmresearch 31 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your kind comment!

    4. cocoaeyes 31 months ago | reply

      Wonderful meditation on the ephemeral and permanent, Mark!

    5. bookwormbethie {farewell} [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

      so awesome! maybe i can feature you in my october feeling stitchy post? i've switched to an interview format ;) my first interview format was published last month here,
      and my one for this month will be published on sept. 29. of course, if you'd prefer to remain more low-key, i totally understand.

      let me know if you'd like to be involved, i think what you are doing is so awesome (esp now that i can fully appreciate the story behind the 'fiche') and i think others would really enjoy reading about it!

    6. Mark Bieraugel aka filmresearch 31 months ago | reply

      Be happy to be interviewed by you. Feel free to flickr mail me. Looking forward to it. ~MB

    7. bookwormbethie {farewell} [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

      awesome, i'll be in touch via flickr mail...... the FS blog post will be published on saturday october 27

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