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This Still Hurts

My first attempt at "narrative embroidery," in which I bitch and complain about an old injury. Feels much better now (emotionally, if not physically, damn hand).

 

I used a couching stitch, in which I tacked down loose loops of thread with stitches rather like tiny railroad ties, to try to replicate my hand writing. Lots of figuring things out as I went.

 

I think an embroidery hoop would have helped.

 

19th Century typesetting, w00t

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Taken on October 12, 2008