Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Shaun Kardinal
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Welcome to the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge! I’m Mr X Stitch and I’ll be your guide to the best in contemporary embroidery. Each week I’ll showcase someone who is rocking the world of embroidery and textiles.
Shaun Kardinal is a mixed-media artist from Seattle, USA. He does a bit of everything, but we’ll focus on his embroidered images.
“I enjoy creating, curating and contemplating visual arts, music and websites (when I’m not obsessing over long-format television shows and books).
“I am constantly inspired by, frustrated with, raving about, and occasionally crushed by the work around me.
“I cannot see enough of it. I must always hear more of it. Even when I’ve worn myself out of it.”
We’ve seen instances of people stitching on photos and paper before. Shaun’s work on postcards reconstructs nostalgia, giving it a fresh perspective and a modern twist while retaining the spirit of the age.
His other embroidered pieces play with the form, using thread to stretch at constraints and to energise images. Easy to engage with and super cool, I like Shaun’s work and enjoy seeing his new pieces as they arrive.
You can follow Shaun on his blog and bask in his creativity.
Mr X Stitch is a manbroiderer, cross stitch designer and runs www.mrxstitch.com, the number one contemporary embroidery and needlecraft blog on the planet.