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Criminal Quilts miniature embroidery

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Embroidered and quilted hand outline on vintage linen. In this piece the background blue is created using cyanotype - an old photographic technique - with a stencil shape taken from an original prisoner photograph. The inside of the hand shape is hand embroidered with red silk in tiny seed stitches. The blue area is hand quilted in blue thread over a fine wadding to create a delicate raised texture. The textile piece is approx 17cm square (6.75in) and the frame is 38cm (15in) square. The textile is mounted on slightly textured white board. The frame is professionally-made with limed wood and is 2inches deep. Please note the price given is for UNFRAMED work with the framing an option upon purchase (framed price £360).