Mr X Stitch Presents: Beefranck’s Emporium – Phosfate
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Over at Mr X Stitch we’re blessed with the services of Beefranck, the Queen of Ironic Stitching, who curates the terrific “Emporium of Embroidered Excellence and Splendiferous Stitchery”. Each week, these posts explore themes expressed through embroidery, and they’re ace. So without further ado, I welcome you to…
This week we’re going to take a look at the great stuff I’ve seen in Phosfate’s photostream.
There’s lots of color and creativity, and much of it is a bit psychedelic.
You’ll find a few familiar characters there, but they are remixed, making them new and fresh.
I love how much depth this piece has, and that the panda in the foreground seems to be moving with such purpose.
This one almost looks like a doodle on a page rather than an embroidery, with tiny little dots from the pen being stabbed at the page in frustration.
The cheerful colors and the foliage in this piece make the idea of decomposing slightly less grim.
This has to be my absolute favorite piece. It was stitched on bag that held pancake mix, and the text reads “Will keep well under refrigeration for a long period.” It has a companion piece that you can see here.
If you’d like to see more creative things from Phosfate, be sure to check out the flickr photostream – you’ll be glad you did!
Beefranck is the Queen of Ironic Stitching and is responsible for a lot of stuff on www.mrxstitch.com, the number one contemporary embroidery and needlecraft blog on the planet. She is also the top selling pattern designer in the MrXStitch etsy store.
She can often be found hanging out in the Phat Quarter group on Flickr and co-hosts Emergency Pants, a podcast that is not for the faint hearted!