Mr X Stitch Presents: Beefranck’s Emporium – Twin Peaks, Robots and Torture
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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…
Children Playing with Fire, aka Jennifer Andrews, lives in Austin, Texas, and “likes to make things. All kinds of things. Things, things, things.” Luckily, that includes stitchy things!
There are a few themes to the work that I’ve seen from her so far. She’s done a series of embroideries featuring characters from Twin Peaks. Yes, those are all french knots in Killer Bob’s beard. Wow!
She has also been building a robot army. Don’t worry, though, they are only armed with love.
Her most recent project is a series of torture themed appliques.
According to her blog, she was inspired to create these when researching medieval tapestries, needlepoint and embroidery which included a “massive amount of torture images”.
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!