I love to play with the old postage stamp perforation machine, a big, heavy artifact from the Machinery Age. In making a book using patterns of the perforations, I wanted to provide some textual content. I ended up using French knots and stiches to write words in Morse code. The words decoded are: loop, fuzz, ad, moom (miscoded – should be moon), nothing, corners. I have no idea why I picked these words.
8″h x 48″w when open
8″h x 13.5″w when closed
Embroidered Morse code words
Seven folded pamphlets stitched to an accordion-fold backing. The folded cover extends to the length of the opened accordion pages.
Paper, thread, postage stamp perforations