Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – May 27th, 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.
Megan Whitmarsh is a multi-media artist from Los Angeles. In the contemporary embroidery world, she’s a bit of a legend.
Her illustrations and stitched works are playful with colourful exuberance. There is a definitely retro feel to some of the work, and it reminds me of visions of the future that were made in the 1980s. She says her work of late has been largely influenced by motherhood.
Her 3d embroidered trash piles are her way of coming to terms with the amount of waste in the world; she believes her quaker upbringing has increased her sensitivity to the excesses of modern life.
Her work has been exhibited in various places around the world. I think she’s fun and gritty, edgy and innocent. Quality.
What do you think? Pretty cool, huh?
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.