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Latest Work from Ray Materson

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Ray Materson (b. 1954), the creator of a multitude of tiny detailed and coloured embroideries, has his origins in Michigan, USA. He started creating his pieces during his time in a Connecticut prison. Orders came for various symbols, logos and flags, which Materson undertook enthusiastically, happy to have found something to occupy his time. Each 2.75 x 2.25 ins. / 7 x 5.7 cm image is meticulously constructed, taking 40 to 50 hours to complete. Since leaving prison in 1996, Materson has continued to create his tiny embroidered scenes of American life, preferring the nylon sock thread he used to stitch with in prison to thicker embroidery thread. Above are some of Materson's latest works.