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Bentu was my first ever stitched portrait. I named him after the abandoned Benetton magazine that i found his image in. I found his his strong African features striking, they seemed to jump out off the page.

The background was I built up with applied remnants from deconstructed garments, attached to natural calico. I then used free-motion stitching to draw Bentu directly on to the cloth using two different coloured threads.

Free-motion stitching allows the fabric to move freely in various directions under the sewing machine needle. The result is a tactile alternative to drawing a continuous line with a pen or pencil.

Professionally printed to the highest quality, you will find it difficult to distinguish between the original textile artwork and the Giclee print.

This portrait is printed on Hahnemuhle German Etching archival paper. The acid-free paper is slightly textured, like watercolour paper, with a matte, natural white finish.

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