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You Must Follow The Twitter Account Cross-Stitching The Election Results

Tom Katsumi has been cross-stitching a map of the UK overnight. Speaking to BuzzFeed News, he said: "I'm still doing it and only slept for an hour and a half!" Update: He has finished the stitching.

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There's more than Jeremy Vine's graphics for the general election results. There's a Twitter account cross-stitching the results in real time too.

I'll be live-stitching the election results throughout the night, so you don't even have to watch the news...

Here's how the map looked when the first constituency, Houghton and Sunderland South, was announced.

#UK2015GeneralElectionResultsLiveStitch

The person running the account, Tom Katsumi, had colours for all the different political parties (as wool shops aren't open past midnight).

#UK2015GeneralElectionResultsLiveStitch

And he was planning on going on all night.

Workstation set... #UK2015GeneralElectionResultsLiveStitch

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Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Katsumi said he never expected the project to be so popular.

"I sort of woke up with the idea last Saturday, and by the time I'd fully woken up and come to my senses I'd already started making it. It was only really meant as a joke for my friends. Then things went a little crazy," he said.

His crotch-stitching updates have gathered hundreds of retweets, but he's still got some way to go to catch up with the final constituency results.

"I'm still doing it and only slept for an hour and a half! The most difficult part is searching for each result. I'm more than half way. Hopefully I'll catch up before the last results come in."

Here's what the map looked like at 3am.

Falling behind #UK2015GeneralElectionResultsLiveStitch

And here was his progress at 9am.

Just catching up on the south... #UK2015GeneralElectionResultsLiveStitch

And here's what it looks like behind the scenes.

Behind the scenes on election night #UK2015GeneralElectionResultsLiveStitch

Update - 4.06pm: HE HAS FINISHED IT. LOOK.

Not my best stitching, but my fastest... Now to take it outside and BURN IT!#UK2015GeneralElectionResultsLiveStitch

When contacted on Twitter how he was feeling finishing the map, Tom told BuzzFeed News: "Pointless. Hahahahahaha."

Scott Bryan is a TV editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London. Contact this reporter at: scott.bryan@buzzfeed.com

Contact Scott Bryan at scott.bryan@buzzfeed.com.

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