Stitched on Paper

Peter Crawley  merges three worlds with his amazing illustrations using thread and watercolor paper to create type or buildings. Very clever!

CMYK by Peter Crawley

The most popular colors in the world are stitched onto heavy, white watercolor paper, using, you got it, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black thread.

Two of my favorite subjects: architecture and typography, demonstrated with two fiber materials; how cool is that?!



  1. 48colorrainbow on May 27, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Why K for black?

    • thepaperwoman on May 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      That’s a great question!
      I checked Wikipedia and this is what it said:
      The “K” in CMYK stands for key since in four-color printing cyan, magenta, and yellow printing plates are carefully keyed or aligned with the key of the black key plate.

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