Amanda McCavour uses a sewing machine to create thread drawings. By sewing into fabric that dissolves in water, she can build up stitched lines on this temporary surface. The crossing threads create strength so that when the fabric is dissolved, the thread drawing can hold together without a base. With only the thread remaining, these images appear as though they would be easily unraveled and seemingly on the verge of falling apart, despite the works raveled strength. She is interested in thread's assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together. With this technique, Amanda creates installation works that take over gallery spaces, creating environments that are filled with stitched line. Amanda has showcased her work in galleries and museums across Canada and the USA with solo exhibitions in 2018 in Annapolis Royal (NS), Antigonish (NS), Stratford (ON), and Tulsa (OK). She has also received awards and scholarships from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, The Handweavers and Spinners Guild of America, Craft Ontario, The Surface Design Association and The Embroiderers Guild of America.