Dastardly Line was launched in 2019 as an experimental longarm quilting studio. We saw great potential in the underutilised longarm quilting machine and wanted to see what we could do with it.

Applying our technology to textile waste happened organically as the textile industry is hunting for a solution. We began to understand that the problem industry has with using their own waste was often not lack of trying or indifference, but rather to them their waste is unpredictable and in too low quantities. We realised that to small, adaptable and new studios like ours, those problems are actually benefits, and the waste side of our studio was born.

Though our studio now isn’t as focused on longarm technology, we have kept that experimental mindset. Our founder Deborah Lobban’s background as an artist fuels her creativity and we love mixing and matching processes and machinery.