Archive for the ‘Guest Bloggers’ Category

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 [...]

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

Katie Tume, aka Mother Eagle, is an embroidery artist from the UK who specialises in hand embroidered jewellery. “I’ve been creating for Mother Eagle since 2007. There’s been several incarnations of the Eagle along the way, but my true heart’s love is fine, hand embroidery. I am a fifth-generation needleworker and have learned my craft [...]

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

Pandora Vaughan is a UK/Canadian artist working across disciplines in architecture, landscape, drawing and sewing. Her series “All the Little Rooms of One’s Own” presents a new perspective on prisons. “The prisons began as a small experiment and became a four year state of mind. I have for a long time been interested in formal [...]

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

Olivia Valentine is a lacework artist from Chicago, Illinois. “The correlations between textiles, architecture, and their construction processes are central to my practice as an artist. My recent studio work and research have focused on the historical development of textile constructions and their relationship to architectural and social structures. My research into the historical development [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Post – Beryl Dean

This week’s Cutting (& Stitching) Edge post features the work of Beryl Dean, one of the most significant embroiderers of the 20th Century. Beryl Dean – Reproduced with permission of The Beryl Dean Archive   Trained at the Royal School of Needlework, Beryl Dean was a formidable talent who received high praise from her tutors [...]

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

Faig Ahmed is a textile artist from Azerbaijian. “Faig Ahmed explores composition of a traditional Azerbaijanian carpet by disjointing its structure and placing its canonic elements into open space. Carpet is more a time structure than a graphical one. Initially it was considered as a sophisticated sort of writing rather than a mere decorative piece. [...]