OK, so I simply can NOT wait to sing the praises of this wonderful piece by Jessica Kelly (a.k.a. PaperStitch).
Her inspiration came from the World Book Encyclopedias of her childhood. Like her, I vividly remember the “interactive” graphics in those tomes, with their layers of acetate transparencies piled over richly printed science illustrations. (I remember one of the night sky in particular. It was magical!) Before the clickable immediacy of researching anything you could want to know about on the internet and being able to instantly see objects from every possible angle, this is how we played with learning.
Jessica is hugely talented. She managed to translate those retro transparencies into stitch by replacing the acetate with velum. She rendered the Earth’s core in gorgeous stitching on fabric underneath.
Olisa Corcoran is a stitch artist and blogger living in Durham, NC. She speaks fluent Nuyorican and always keeps her dial turned to 11.