Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – August 5th, 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.

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Liz Kueneke is an artist who works with communities to help them understand their neighborhood through participatory embroidery. She recently became involved in a project in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Several people worked on this embroidered map, adding their own details and information to flesh it out, and this was the final result:



She has also worked with other communities in Los Angeles:

Bangalore:

And Manhattan:

This is a fantastic idea, as the participants add value to the embroidered maps with their own experiences. It provides a social history to the area that you wouldn’t get from municipal maps.

For more information on the Buskwick project, you can visit her Flickr photostream, or visit her gallery for pictures of the other communities she has worked with. Superb stuff.

What do you think?

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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 or at the Phat Quarter on Flickr.

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