Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – June 24th, 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.
Melissa Sue Stanley is a self-taught artist from Chicago who enjoys “creating things, eating, and bluegrass.” She makes Amiguri.
Well, she makes other things as well and is a talented artist, but it’s her monsters that caught my eye. They are charming, and she notes in her blog that she is often surprised with the transition from the beasts she draws on the page to the creations that appear.
Her recent works, that are designed to hang on your wall are superb – fantastical imaginings that are creeping into our world from somewhere not a million miles away from Pan’s Labyrinth.
And to prove it’s not all monstery stuff, she also does birds, fungi, hats and other crocheted marvels. You can spend time in her world via her blog.
Isn’t it all amazing?
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.