Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – November 4th, 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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Girli Concrete blows my mind.

It is an “R&D project (for Tactility Factory) that aims to create innovative ‘soft’ building surfaces. It challenges the perception of textiles as the ‘dressing’ to structure and instead integrates textile technologies into the production of building products. Tactility Factory is a collaboration between Belford (textiles) and Morrow (architecture). Its conceptual challenge is MAINSTREAMING TACTILITY in the Built Environment.” It’s awesome.

Concrete is imbued with textiles bringing a synergy of hard and soft, and of form and function. Rarely has concrete looked so good.

The project has been going since 2005, and is generating a lot of interest. It’s a terrific idea with huge potential. Visit their blog to find out more. And then feel clever as you tell your friends about this remarkable project.

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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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