First published: Winter 1996/97
It is hard to imagine Ray Materson in much of a hurry about anything. Sitting comfortably in his living room in upstate New York, surrounded by his embroidery hoop, his sewing needle, his wife Melanie, and their newborn baby boy, David Henry, he discusses a work-in-progress in a soft and musical voice.
'I'm kind of excited about old Honus here,' he says modestly, displaying his latest miniature embroidered image in his outstretched palm: it's a jewellike portrait of baseball great Honus 'The Flying Dutchman' Wagner. The magnificently detailed image, which will contain literally thousands of stitches when finished, is slated for display at HBO's executive offices in New York.