Each chainstitch embroidery piece is created by hand, in my Calgary studio, using a vintage hand-operated Singer 114w103 chainstitch machine from the 1930s. With this machine, I am able to create work that speaks to the unique, hand crafted and personal nature of traditional embroidery, which has been lost due to the rise in digital embroidery designs and mass-production.
All pieces are hand-made one at a time, from the drawing to the finished product. This means that every piece is unique and although it can be replicated, no two pieces will be the exact same.
Check out this video to see the chainstitch machine in action!