The French Seam
Master of Fine Arts
Date of Defense
John Dalton, MFA
In order to make a French seam, one must stitch two pieces of fabric with the wrong sides together, clip the seam allowance, press, and finally stitch again with the right sides together. The result is a seam in which all of the raw edges are bound. In part, this collection of poetry attempts to take the raw edges of memory and experience, stitch them down and press them into permanence.
Postma, Rose Ann, "The French Seam" (2012). Theses. 142.