Saturday, September 12, 2015

Hand-Stitched Vintage Photos

My fiber-art group has a tradition of exchanging postcards on our birthdays, usually quilted, painted, stitched, or otherwise artistically enhanced fiber. This year I wanted to do something a little different ... hand-stitched vintage photographs. Here are two of them ... I can't show the others yet because they haven't been gifted yet.

This flapper was stitched for Nancy.
She wears a Guatemalan worry doll pin.

I thought Connie just "needed" this crazy lady!
She is also enhanced with a worry doll pin.
These were a lot of fun, but a little more difficult than I had imagined. Each hole had to be individually punched before stitching, and I found that I needed a stiff backing to prevent tearing of the photo paper. Some rubber thimbles ultimately came in handy too. I really liked the effect of colored thread on the black-and-white photos.


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    1. Thanks, Norma. There are definitely more of these in my future.

  2. Beautiful idea, Linda. You've always been so creative. I just found one of your "cards" you sent my mother back when postage was 42-cents. ~Nancy B Rayburn~

    1. Thanks, Nancy ... I'm so pleased that you still have one of the cards I sent your Mom. She was a sweet lady and I'm so glad I got to meet her.


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