Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – June 3rd, 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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Alli Coate is a supremely talented artist, working over several different media.

She is adept at painting, drawing and animation, but it is her embroidered works that really get me excited. She produces wonderful pieces – applique work, embroidered text, multi-layered stitchery marvels.

There is a terrific diversity to her work, yet it is underpinned by a quiet charm. Even “Domestic Violence”, twelve embroidery pieces in a refurbished window frame, is softened by the palette of muted tones and quaint fabrics.

Alli is an obvious talent, and the breadth of her output is admirable. I am always excited to see what she produces next, secure in the knowledge it will stir my soul.

You find out more about her at her website, get to know her better on her blog, and admire her creativity by visiting her Flickr photostream.

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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,
the Threadhead Collective on Facebook or at the Phat Quarter on Flickr.

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