Dastardly Line
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Hand Finishing

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Finishing the Thread

Every one of my drawings consists of one continuous line that you'll be able to follow with your eye. However, the machine isn't perfect and when I get back to the studio I have to fix all the places where the thread either snapped or the bobbin ran out. This often means unpicking parts then going over them with my sewing machine.

I use a tiny drops of invisible glue on the thread ends to give them a little bit of extra security.

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Overlocking

Once quilted, I cut down every quilt to size then sew on the binding. Before hand binding, I overlock all the edges. This gives that little bit of extra security that it will all stay together with long term use.

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Hand Binding

To finish, every quilt is hand bound with 100% cotton thread.

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The Stamp

Every item is finished with my signature scribble stamp featuring the Pantone colour of the year giving each piece a signature and a date, like a piece of artwork. This year it’s ultra violet