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Reloaded with better sound! The Introduction to my Liberty Series. Watch This One!

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This is where the Prize Draw for that cushion you'll see at the end is taking place - https://www.patreon.com/thelasthomelyhouse This is where you can buy books. cards and more https://thelasthomelyhouse.bigcartel.com/ The Last Homely House PO Box 281 Hexham NE46 9GZ UK this is the introduction to the Liberty Fabric Series I've been talking about lately. Go here to see a lovely video about the factory that used to make all the Liberty for the Regent Street Shop https://youtu.be/H0BSWp9BnTE Here is a little bit about the designs - beautiful! https://www.libertylondon.com/uk/features/design-and-living/liberty-design-studio.html and some more https://www.libertylondon.com/uk/department/fabric/cotton/cotton-tana-lawn/?prefn1=refinementColor&sz=60&start=0&prefv1=Green learn about William Morris here https://williammorrissociety.org/about-william-morris/ and the V&A piece about the Arts and Crafts Movement t https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/arts-and-crafts-an-introduction Kate xxx
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Sylvia Page (5 days ago)
That is fabulous fabric. I love the shop it’s wonderful. The fabric is so fine when you touch it. I suppose it is expensive but if you love it and it’s for a project in your own home you could consider it. I absolutely love the velvet William Morris curtain material with the fox, hare and peacock but it’s £116 a metre 😭 I’m buying the lottery tickets and who knows what might happen in the future! I just love the arts and crafts period and recently bought a sewing table from around 1890. It came from Germany and has hearts carved into the wide legs. It was hardly used with the original pin cushion intact and drawer keys. Sadly the condition was poor condition but I’d been looking for a nice sewing table for years and I loved this one so I bought it! I decided to pay and get it restored and it’s been gone a long time but the french polisher returned it to me just this week and it’s fabulous. He loved it himself and I can’t believe how nice it’s turned out. If I can work out how to get a picture to you I’ll send one. Thanks for another amazing video. I’m really enjoying them.
Pauline Crone (5 days ago)
I started following a few days ago and am hooked!! You are very entertaining in an endearing way. I usually have a big smile on my face... I am amazed at all you do!! Its fascinating and very educational!
Thank you and you are very welcome! xxx
Martha Giza (17 days ago)
Thank you for the interesting history of Liberty fabric, I had no idea. Quilting is my first love.
Alice Celia (19 days ago)
I absolutely adore this Liberty quilt Kate! You know, as I think about it, maybe you’re out of this fabric, but would it be possible for you to make one just like this for me? You remember me emailing you about making me a quilt? If you can oh that would be wonderful! If you can’t I truly understand. Marie Anderson [email protected]
Sweet Pea don’t worry about it Marie, it’s all in hand! Xxxc
Gabriela Zayas (20 days ago)
I live in Catalonia and did not know Liberty fabrics, I find the way you work with them beautiful. I bought a lot of fabric from the Uk for my quilting (a hobby I got when I retired from teaching Spanish), but never saw this Liberty fabrics in the on line stores I frequented. Now, if Brexit goes further, I will have to stop buying in the UK. You make lovely pieces. And in other videos of yours I observed the very beautiful fabrics you use.
Rachel Burgener (1 month ago)
Hello Kate: that was absolutely wonderful.!!! You can learn something new everyday😳😀🤪. Norma is so precious, but actually all your animals are😻🐝🐓🐔 and Eileen (sp?) God Bless until next time❤️
Scott Penaluna (1 month ago)
HRHDMKYT (1 month ago)
Oh I just adore your Liberty fabrics ... so dreamy. There's a lovely simple quilt in the book "By the Bundle" [by Emma Jean Janson] which uses contrasting (cream) background fabric to 'snowball' one corner on four matching print squares, and then sews the four squares together to form a diamond in the centre. When you use Liberty prints and arrange them as you have in an "ombre/gradations/colourwash" look, the effect is simply stunning. It's my dream to make a quilt using my favourite muted Liberty floral prints one day (or I may have to settle for Liberty-look prints, which will be more affordable). Thanks for your series, Kate. ~Diana from Toronto
AvivaHadas (1 month ago)
do you ever mix in other lawn/voile fabrics? i plan to mix mine - the hand I find to be very similar.
Kathy Blakey (1 month ago)
Beautiful fabric. Thank you so much for sharing.
Janet Jenkins (1 month ago)
I've just discovered your channel, I think I'm going to enjoy binge watching all your videos. I live in London and often visit Libertys, but only to look at the fabric, I agree it's very expensive !
I always have a little pilgrimage to Liberty whenever I am in London - less these days as i have no family living there now - but only to stroke and never to buy! xxx
Gail Tuthill (1 month ago)
Love the story! I could listen to you share these types of things forever. TFS the knowledge and inspiration!
carylanne rosten (1 month ago)
wow wow wow I just found you and what a super time. I had never heard of Liberty fabrics and yet I worked with beautiful lawns years ago made several darling dresses for my grands and a friends grands. Your video has intrigued me and I am now a subscriber so I will not miss your next informative views of Liberty. I also watched trip around the world block and teared up a bit when I saw your Mother with her quilt. I lost my Mother in Jan 2014 I was making a quilt for her the year before when she wanted matching goodies for her new LR furniture. I finished many pieces that we all enjoyed before she went down health and was placed in a nursing home for her last few months of life. She never got to see the finished quilt. I have it permanently on my couch.
just like my quilt then - you have a lasting reminder of your Mum in a beautiful tangible form - wrap yourself up in it from time to time xxx
Nancy Oppegard (1 month ago)
Thank you so much, Kate, for the  introduction to Liberty fabrics.  I'm hoping to come across some in the future.  Also, thanks for explaining the Patreon details.  Anxious to see the collection of quilts you've made...they would make fantastic postcard photos, you know!  Always enjoy your channel and your kitties.
Donna Kidd (1 month ago)
Thanks for the video. It's always nicè to have a visit with you. Which is what it always seems like.
Thanks for sharing your story about Liberty Fabrics. I am really interested in learning how to quilt but nobody in my area teaches quilting so I ‘ll be watching you and learning as much as I can from your videos. Thanks again.
karen smith (1 month ago)
Thank you Kate, a really interesting video, I didn't know they had moved manufacturing to Italy. Loved your story about your Mums friend, old haberdashery products are great, I still have a few things I bought from a shop that closed when I was about 18, some of the price stickers say mad amounts like 10p !
Jackie Hill (1 month ago)
Watched again for the joy it brings me. Kate you are a very special lady, thank you for sharing your life with us, very inspiring.
Lesley Gilbert (1 month ago)
I was in Libertys on a day trip 3 years ago - no fabric was bought but what a lovely experience visiting every floor to see what was for sale. The BBC have had a couple of series showing the workings of the store, how items are chosen to sell, great programmes to watch, as are your video's :)
karenbaily (1 month ago)
"Don't fall in love with Liberty fabrics"! You make that very difficult! I already want some! 😕
Ruth Maxwell (1 month ago)
karenbaily I want some too after seeing this 🙈🐢
Elizabeth Saville (1 month ago)
Great video, Kate. I had never heard of Liberty Fabric before 😮 I’m wondering where you get all your energy to travel, make seven quilts, create your own books, etc. I know your NZ trip was a while ago, but you are still very productive! I wonder if you could talk more about making multiples of things or any other tips to keep motivated and finish projects. Hugs from Aurora 🇨🇦 PS Cheese scones for lunch. Yum!
These fabrics are so beautiful and I love the way you put them together. Heavenly! Can't wait to see more. Hugs Kate!
Claudia Ebert (1 month ago)
HI Kate, What an absolutely wonderful video. Your liberty fabric is soooo beautiful. I surfed a bit on the internet yesterday and found an online shop that offers a wide range of libertys. But the meter of fabric costs about €34. That's a price that's prohibitive for most people. So, dear Kate, how wonderful it is for you that you have received this generous gift. I'll probably never own this fabric, but will watch all the videos of your new series because i like them so much. You were able to regulate the sound, which squeaked a bit during the first video. Big hug and thank you for this extraordinary video. Claudia
Lisa Kim (1 month ago)
Just what I thought, vacay in Italy to find fabric! Or find some other beautiful fabric! 🧵🐈✂️🐾🦙🌸🍒🐝🐝🐝🐝
Mandy Judge (1 month ago)
So looking forward to this series, lucky you having liberty fabric to work with
Tina Fisher (1 month ago)
I love the pretty fabrics that you put together, such an artist's eye.
Diane Duncan (1 month ago)
I know how you feel lovey, I am in love with Tula Pinks designs from Free Spirit fabrics ( at least that is reasonably affordable) xo
Melinda Adams (1 month ago)
I finally figured out why I love watching you so much, especially in the morning with my first cup of coffee. Your vedios are so genuine, it feels as if I've come round for a morning visit. Thank you for inviting me into your home. And, thank you for not being overly fussy. The cats, the bit of clutter, even the patina on the ironing board that you don't try to hide or edit out add to that feeling of being there with an old familiar friend. Of course, we're not friends. We're strangers, oceans apart. But you remind me of my late mother-in-law, who loved to do all the things you love to do. She had poultry, a garden, cats, clutter, and a sewing room. She was soft spoken like you, but with a West Texas accent. More of a comment than you care to read. But, thank you again for having me and making me feel at home.
Maureen Haggard (1 month ago)
Sound much better...thanks. love the fabric. Truly expensive. Can't wait for the whole series you are going to do.
Sue Osborne (1 month ago)
Your beautiful quilt reminds me of Monet's garden paintings . On one of my visits to London years ago I saw the exhibition of his lily paintings . They were huge and the way he portrayed light was similar to the colourwash quilt . Of course I visited Liberties too on my excursions and often bought in their sales which were so busy. I would catch the 6 a.m. train from Plymouth and catch the 6p.m. train back in the evening. It was exhausting but I love train journeys and as I was married to a railway man at the time it was free!
Paradiso Perduto (1 month ago)
I think you will enjoy Milan. Food is amazing there, weather, people plus, you can visit Liberty Fabric. Look for an artist named Duncan Grant online. One of the new Liberty fabrics for this year will be named after him; he will have two of his designs for the factory this year.
ChocolateRx (1 month ago)
This was such a lovely video! I loved listening to you talk about the fabric and all the amazing colors and patterns in comes in. I am looking forward to new videos. Are you looking forward to sitting in the pavillion this summer? I would think it would be a perfect place to sew an English Paper Piecing project. (Haha say that 10 times really fast.) I look forward to following on your spring and summer adventures! I know you probably think Why would anyone want to see me to this boring stuff? But I love it and I think there are others who do too. Cheers. ❣️💗
ChocolateRx (1 month ago)
That sounds beautiful!! I hope for gorgeous weather!!
last summer that weather was so warm I practically lived in the pavilion - I had a long extension cable for recharging the iPad and a little camping stove for cooking - I even rigged up a little day bed in the 'bath' so - I'm hoping for a repeat of last summer when the only reason I'll have to come inside will be to watch Wimbledon! ha ha!!! I'll bring you all along! xxx
Christine Smith (1 month ago)
If you Google Liberty seconds there are UK companies that have a good choice at reasonable prices.
Prudence Lay (1 month ago)
Are those 2 inch finished squares? I LOVE liberty fabrics. Gorgeous! When I visited the Regent St. store my jaw dropped to the floor. 😍
the pink is inch finished! yes - I'm that crazy! ha ha!!! xxx
Rhonda Weber (1 month ago)
Very pretty fabrics! Time for an animals video, too! 😁
Doris Powell (1 month ago)
Watched the first one but had no problem with the sound. Watched again the second one for the pure joy of it. Thanks again. So informative.
Lorna Mikkelson (1 month ago)
Wonderful intro to the Liberty fabric Kate. This series is going to be so exciting. You seriously need to vacation to Italy. I'm hoping someone from there is on your channel watching!!
Vickie Davis (1 month ago)
What beautiful fabrics! I have always been in love with florals and what I thought of as "feed sack prints" . Your colorwash quilts are really special. As always, thanks for sharing and have a joyful day.
jay kay (1 month ago)
Thanks for looking into the audio, great video, never knew about Liberty fabrics and it was great to learn all about it. Your quilts are so pretty!! Can’t wait for more.
that girl in okc (1 month ago)
Thank you for taking the time to explain Liberty fabrics. I had no idea there was such a rich history. Also your positive attitude about the company moving to Italy is inspiring. You could have fussed but instead you turned it into a vacation!🙌💚🌟
ahh Linda - there is more to life that fabric! I have enough for my needs - and yes - maybe one day I'll drive to Italy!!! ha ha!!! xxx
Jenny Gee (1 month ago)
when I saw the quilt hanging on the wall in the photo I thought how beautiful...almost ombre effect...I can see why you love the Liberty Kate & your quilts show its quality off very well
Kathy Eichorn (1 month ago)
Your quilts are beautiful. I started quilting a few years ago. This year I was given quilt kit to make. the fabric was so rich feeling. I know just what you mean about the feel of certain fabrics. So I am glad your mothers neighbor was so generous to you. Have a nice week. I am from New Hampshire, U. S. Snow is just about gone. Yah!
Diane LoDico (1 month ago)
Thank you for the interesting history and story behind your Liberty fabric. What a gift! I have heard the type of quilt you made for the quilting event called a watercolor quilt or technique. It is lovely. Looking forward to your series, and of course, the garden. Thanks ever so much. Take care.
Linda Witherspoon (1 month ago)
Gorgeous fabric but much to expensive. Weren’t you lucky to inherit the stash of Liberty!! Can’t wait till next video.
yes - very lucky indeed! xxx
Donnalee Felter (1 month ago)
Thank you for the education on Liberty fabric. Now I need to search for some so I can put some in my stash of fabric. I can’t wait to feel it!
joanne landriault (1 month ago)
The name of the factory is Olonia Stamperia, Gorla Minore, Italy, near Milan. https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Stamperia+Olonia,+Via+A.+Colombo,+65,+21055+Gorla+Minore+VA,+Italy/@45.6396414,8.9113015,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x47868e7cd190497f:0xb1a1a9b9936b4833
joanne landriault (1 month ago)
Kate you have to make a pilgrimage there. We could plan a Patron’s meet up trip!
thanks for this - I just spent a happy few minutes checking out the area - I'm wondering what a road trip would be like? through france to northern italy? but who am I kidding!!! xxx
Loriann Cichacki (1 month ago)
Orandell Casey (1 month ago)
Perfectionist is the word you were looking for. My boyfriend doesn't understand the hoarding of fabric. I keep telling him that sometimes they discontinued the fabric that is why I have to buy it now or I won't be able to buy it later. I don't think he is sold on the idea. The Liberty fabric is beautiful, my Granddaughter's name is Liberty. She will be glad to know that there is fabric with the same name as hers. Can't wait to see what you have made with the Liberty fabric. Thanks Kate 😊
say hi to Liberty from me! and don't expect the man to understand - I'm sure he has some fairly inexplicable habits! ha ha!!!
Mary McGregor (1 month ago)
I love these fabrics, thanks for this series! Two questions - for the EPP projects, do you use the Tana Lawn fabric or a heavier weight? And could you please post how to make the little square- shapes for the window hangings ( the Liberty fabrics with the little Indian trinkets attached) many thanks! ❤️
yes to both! I hadn't thought to include the window hanging in the series - but I will - this series is growing !!! and yes - I don't have any of the heavier weight liberty xxx
Gwyn Wellliver (1 month ago)
At odd times here and there, I get Liberty here in the States in affordable scrap packs through Alice Caroline or Pink Castle Fabrics. Lucky for you and your mum to have such a thoughtful friend in Kathleen. She knew with whom to share her hoard!
Holly Burke (1 month ago)
Just loved this story, and so happy to learn the origins of the beautiful fabric! Thank you so much! XOXO
Rachel Murguia (1 month ago)
Kate, Liberty looks absolutely beautiful! I am so tempted, but dare I, at that price?! Love your quilts and the color wash layout looks wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.
Dyane Wilson (1 month ago)
Fyi 7 x 7 is 49...l9l
didn't I say 49?
Dyane Wilson (1 month ago)
Let me try that again...7x7 is 49....lol. love your vlog greatly. Thank you for the history on Liberty fabric, interesting
Molly Smith (1 month ago)
The sound is so much better, I don't know how you did it! The story of Liberty was interesting. I wish now that I still had the piece(s?) of it that I had years ago. And I wish I remember how I came to have them since it was before the days of internet shopping. Looking forward to future videos in this series. Your colour-wash work is so beautiful!
S C (1 month ago)
Hi Kate, YAY, another quilt video. I thoroughly enjoyed your back-story. The fabrics and their collection/colourways are gorgeous but the story of your mum and her friend is priceless. What an interesting family. I'm looking forward to the upcoming videos and creations. I feel you are rekindling interest in the craft of quilting. Good on you. No Norma again? Take care. Regards from Oz. Sue xx
she's 18 this year - she sleeps a lot in cosy corners. she'll be with us again soon no doubt! xxx
Awe, that's too bad about the factory moving to Italy...yup...I think you need to go on vacation! It is gorgeous fabric. Is the flower ones behind you, Liberty as well? They look like a painting! Dale from Canada
yes - that is another Liberty project I'm working on - could be a long series! ha ha!!
Juana Dennis (1 month ago)
Beautiful fabric. A good friend loves William Morris. Seems like it is mostly darker colors? I like the brighter Liberty colors.
Connie (1 month ago)
Oh dear, I don't even sew, but I can certainly see the addictive properties of Liberty fabric! How very lovely. Thank you again for sharing your corner of the world.
Linda Daley (1 month ago)
You need to make a color wash quilt for yourself. The one you made was beautiful! And where is Norma!! You did a video without Norma!
Debra Gene Living Life (1 month ago)
Loved both videos and seeing the beautiful fabrics. Way to pricey for the things I make but so lovely to dream about. I do recognize some of the patterns from days gone by. Seems like My gran and old mother in law had house dresses in similar patterns.
Anita 3kids (1 month ago)
Kate, If I ever quilted ( which I haven't...YET 😊) When you showed the big quilt...my heart melted. THAT is what I imagine MY quilt (or English paper piecing which is about ALL I probably can handle lol) I'm lost. But too far expensive for me at that price. Can't wait for you to make another cushion. I don't believe there's anything of yours I've disliked. Kindred spirits! ~ Hugs, Anita S
beautiful things don't need expensive fabric - just a big helping of LOVE in their making! xxx
Carmen Bailey (1 month ago)
Excellent job Kate 👍❤️😊
PJ D (1 month ago)
Awesome Kate! Love the fabric's.
Gigi Bush (1 month ago)
Had not heard of liberty fabrics until I started following you, they are beautiful and make you want to create. They sound pretty pricey but sound lovely and worth having some in a stash! Thanks for sharing and loved your story of how you came to have the liberty fabric. Your quilt and pillow are beautiful and am looking forward to more time with you and liberty!
Donna Richey (1 month ago)
On the beginning you do hand sewing, no hoop or anything how does that work? The quilt is beautiful.
it's all going to be in the series! xxx
Patricia Fisher (1 month ago)
Found liberty fabrics on fabric .com. You are right. They are very pricy. Some patterns going for 35.00 a yard. Beautiful tho.
Vicky H (1 month ago)
Your hair looks cute! I checked out Liberty fabric a while ago when you were talking about it. It’s expensive here in the US also. Too expensive for me! As my husband says champagne taste on a beer budget. 🙂 Shame your factory moved. Italy sounds like a great idea for a trip!!
beer can be nice! ha ha!!
Mary Kirtley (1 month ago)
I watched them both, they were so good. I am so getting my hands on a piece of Liberty Fabric! Thanks Kate and best wishes from Molly and me.
Terilyn Tempero (1 month ago)
Oops on my part for forgetting to tell you, the sound is much better. Thank you caring.
Terilyn Tempero (1 month ago)
I look forward to this series. Kate, you are an extremely talented artist! I love your channel, I love your teaching style, and I love your pussycats!
Sharon White (1 month ago)
I'm SO jealous! Gorgeous fabrics and your quilted projects are beautiful.
Mouse 1960 (1 month ago)
Very informative. So much so, I’m feeling a bit put out that I don’t possess any! 😁. I looked it up and found some on fabric.com but it was over $32.00 a yard so alas, I’ll just be drooling over it from afar!
Beverley Simmons (1 month ago)
Very pretty pillow gardening for us around May 24 weekend maybe for the garden still cold out here
chris pease (1 month ago)
hello Kate, lovely video love liberty too, but never buy it too rich for my pockets :) beautiful cushion and quilts thank you for sharing them, have a beautiful week x
Mimi Ham (1 month ago)
Beautiful fabric! I’ve been quilting for 18 years and I am very happy I can’t get my hands on that fabric line. Lol! I’m a bit of a fabric hoarder. Thank you for sharing your videos. Mimi from Painesville, Ohio USA
that is the best attitude to have - in a world filled with beautiful fabric - Liberty is just one - there are so many more! enjoy what you have! xxx
Sandra Oranje (1 month ago)
Omg the sound is just perfect as always! Great job fixing it. 👍💕xxxx
elena bello (1 month ago)
Hi Kate, Liberty fabrics are printed by Stamperia Olonia , which is located in north Italy not far away from Milan. I agree with you , its 'sad when a factory closes and the same job it's done in a foreign country. It has happened to many factories here in Italy too. I really like your channel which I started to whatch for the quilts you make ( I am a beginner) , but i fuond en entire fantastic world. Thankyou for sharing your life and all your skills.
Monica Hart (1 month ago)
The Last Homely House East of the Sea j
yes - a few people have posted the location - I won't be going - I have enough fabric to last me a while and I have so much to do here with all the beaks and mouths and plants to see to - From about this time of year its hard to get away even over night! but I'm happy with that! xxx thank you!
GreatPianoMusic (1 month ago)
Thank you for re-posting. Much appreciated. You are so multi-talented, very impressive. Thanks. 🐱
Donna (1 month ago)
My sound was good. but still watched again LOL. What is the Floral print on the board behind your head?
that is another Liberty print - I am working on another thing for a future video! this could be a long series! ha ha!!! xxx
Petra Beeke (1 month ago)
I love your videos, you are a great teacher. I can't wait for the next one😀 thank you. You make the most beautiful Things.👍💟
Angi Stewart (1 month ago)
Ooo I love me a bit of William Morris. I adore your videos Kate. I'm going to break down and treat myself to some liberty. Yes, I am. Love and blessings from my heart to yours. 💞 your quilt pushed me to the 'dark' side. 😉on Ebay yes I blasphemed
Angi Stewart (1 month ago)
Haha, no Kate you are not to blame, remember my marbles are still lost somewhere. I did however buy some on Amazon for 9.00 . When it arrives I will let you know. Tana Lawn I think, hopefully there will be enough to follow along with your next project. Take care till then. Much love.
to the dark Side! ha ha!! please don't make me the calayst to your descent into madness! there are some wonderful affordable fabrics you can play with first! ha ha!!!
Stephanie Löffler (1 month ago)
Hi Kate, watched the second upload of the video today and I always thought I cover the speaker of my phone somehow. Just saw this upload, quickly checked the sound (great and understandable as usual) and now enjoying to watch the video a second time today. I really love to hear the story behind the fabrics and how you came to them. The fabrics are really gorgeous and I fully understand that you love them 😉 Looking forward to the other videos of the "Liberty series". xoxo from Germany, Stephanie
MandyOf Marymac (1 month ago)
Much better.
Debra Stallings (1 month ago)
I agree! Thanks!
Inge (1 month ago)
This does sound better. Love you videos
Diane Le Farge (1 month ago)
I was interested to hear your story of your Liberty collection . I love Liberty fabric and have collected a MUCH smaller stock of pieces to use. 😏Sometimes I ask for a birthday present of fabric , which people are pleased to do . They know I'll be delighted . I've also bought some fabric reduced online in the end of season sale .....odd as I live in London and could pop down the road ( but few bargains there !) Currently slowly sewing my paper piecing Liberty cushion . Like yours but hexagons. Labour of love ❤️ Looking forward to the series. Lovely to have some projects to watch unfold. Cheers Kate
Sandra D (1 month ago)
Thank you for fixing the sound. Such a lovely subject to talk about too. Thank you Kate x
MyDaisy66 (1 month ago)
The sound is much better now. Thank you.
Catherine Greene (1 month ago)
The music, sound and video are fabulous! Thank you! 💗
Cheeky Crafter (1 month ago)
The sound is perfect now, well done👍
March Beall (1 month ago)
The sound is a lot better on this one. Love the fabric but way to rich for my stash.

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