Archive for the ‘Guest Bloggers’ Category

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Karen Casper

Karen Casper is a Contemporary Textiles graduate from England. “Using traditional textile techniques and vintage aesthetics Casper injects contemporary technology producing exciting futuristic pieces that ultimately create an art and fashion crossover.  Her work covers a number of genres; costume, editorials, gallery installations and commercial markets as part of her textile label Tulle and Candyfloss [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Megan Hansen-Knarhoi

  Megan Hansen-Knarhoi is a textile artist from New Zealand. “Megan Hansen-Knarhoi is a contemporary New Zealand artist working predominantly in sculpture and site specific installation, investigating iconography, signs and symbols. Her work celebrates, scrutinises and satirises aspects of Christianity, creating friction between the sacred and profane, the positive and the negative, the beautiful and [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Lauren Van Der Kolk

Lauren Van Der Kolk is an embroidery artist from the Netherlands.   “Lauren is a creative all-rounder, and tries to make a combination of the different academies she has followed. “Creatives of our time go beyond specialize within a discipline, the lines between the different directions are so thin, and creativity connect them” says Lauren. [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Sue Walton

Sue Walton is a fibre artist from Suffolk, England. “My passion as a textile artist is driven by the texture and tactile nature of the materials themselves and the seemingly limitless ways in which they can be worked.  With an underpinning of traditional techniques, I exploit the manipulative properties of fibres and combine them with [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Melanie Fitzmaurice

Melanie Fitzmaurice is a textile artist from Victoria, Australia. “I map my understanding of places, objects and experiences through sculpture. My artworks grow from a process of problem solving, where I apply a new logic to familiar objects. I draw on what I recognise and understand in an attempt to grasp what is new or [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Maxine Sutton

Maxine Sutton is a textile designer from Margate, England. “If one were to imagine a workshop household, one would envision a situation where most, if not all things were made in a more imaginative and beautiful way than in quotidian life” – Mark Rosenthal I love the idea of the workshop household described by Mark [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Ana Teresa Barboza

Ana Teresa Barboza is a textile artist from Peru. Her portfolio of work is remarkable. In the main she uses embroidery on printed fabrics to play with assorted concepts, but she has also ventured into installation work using a range of media. From themes exploring the relationship between human and animal, to bodies and clothing, [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Holly Levell

Holly Levell is a textile artist from the UK who specialises in soft sculpture. “I am inspired by my daily surroundings and the unnoticed aspects of life and how as an artist I can change the status and meaning of the humble object using my personal textile craft technique. It’s the idea of taking something [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Favorite Place by Black Books

A quick little Edge post this week featuring a cool music video made entirely with needles and threads! “Favorite Place” taken from the new EP ‘Aquarena’ by Black Books 10 000 photos 1 km of thread 350 reels of thread 73 000 embroidery stitches 6 kg of scraps of fabric 100 needles and sewing pins [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Debbie Smyth

Debbie Smyth is a visual artist from Cheltenham, England, who specialises in pin and thread art. “Everyday we see strong linear structures, architectural forms, iconic objects; I like to capture these but play with the angles and perspective to give extra depth to my drawing. “The drawings are firstly plotted to give me the bare [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Karine Jollet

Karine Jollet is a soft sculptor from France. “The body as an enigma, I explore it, step by step, like a space that I need to reconstruct, to unify. Fabrics are materials that came naturally to me as an analogy to our own biological tissues: bones, fibres, crystals… I start with old bed sheets and [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Anatomically Incorrect Creatures

Although reporting on the Plush world is generally the domain of the fantastic Love & A Sandwich, I thought I’d share the work of Anatomically Incorrect Creatures and their Creature Specialist, London-based Bree Yena. “Anatomically Incorrect Creatures are handmade faux taxidermy sculptures and plush wall art “ specializing in unique and humorous hybrid creature home [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Rachel Harmeyer

Rachel Harmeyer is a mixed media artist from Houston, Texas. “Within my work, I explore ideas of ephemerality and eternality: my work is the means by which I come to terms with the concept of death. “I employ a variety of materials and techniques, but whether sketched, stitched, or painted, my process is rooted in [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – FeltMistress

  Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans is a UK based stitcher and prolific tea drinker who creates a range of one-off bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards. “Originally trained in fashion design and millinery, Louise has brought many of the skills learnt through years of work as a couture dress maker to the [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Magali Rizzo

Magali Rizzo is an embroidery artist from Paris, France. “My approach to art has always been tied among other things to the work of textile, and to the memories it carries around. Essentially narrative, my work feeds from textile mythologies, while questioning the cross-over between individual memory and collective experience. “Clothes, linen, are like a [...]