Dahlia Soleil Collection

Patch Pro
Queens, NYC

"My great-grandmother, my grandmother and my mother were always creating things and I am following in their footsteps."

Paulette is a fourth-generation artist — the women in her family have been crocheting and art-making for, well, four generations. But it wasn't until Paulette became interested in sew-on patches and wanted to create her own designs that she branched out. She creates the designs for her patches (like a llama, perhaps) using digitizing software, then embroidering it onto the felt via machine. It's this collaboration between man and machine that Paulette finds the interesting, and she spends a lot of time drawing, tweaking and sewing to make sure each patch comes out just so, llamas included.

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