Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – April 29, 2009
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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.
Marloes Duyker’s machine embroidered work is sublime.
She is a illustrator from Utrecht in the Netherlands, who specialises in applique illustrations created with a sewing machine. She produces work for a range of clients, books and magazines. Some recent works were used in a booklet for prostitutes to inform them about health issues and the risk of HIV.
Her work is simply astounding. Her applique work pushes the concept to new depths, and I think it is an inspiration to any of us embroiderers. Her fabric choices, her construction methods, her composition – each piece of work she produces simply oozes with class.
Her work is an exemplar of contemporary embroidery; raising it to from craft to art, and I simply applaud Marloes for what she does. Her work is continually amazes me and humbles me. You can see her work at her Flickr photostream.
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.
He can often be found hanging out on the Craftster needlecraft boards, the Threadhead Collective on Facebook or at the Phat Quarter on Flickr.