Photograph Embroidery ExperimentPosted: February 24, 2015
After working into and embellishing into some of my prints, I started to think about using the actual photography in my work. Printing my original photograph onto photopaper I started to think about how I could incorporate typography into my experiment.
After drawing out my lettering on the back of the photograph, reversed so that it can be read when looking at the right side of the photo, I threaded up my sewing machine and started to in with free machine embroidery. Here’s where I hit a snag; the thread was knotting and ripping through the paper, my solution? I removed the thread the used just the needle to punch holes into the paper around the lines of my lettering. The result is quite interesting, not very clear but I like the ideas behind it. I don’t know how I would be able to embroider onto paper, and I plan to think further on how I could make this possible.