MrXStitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Cecile Jarsaillon
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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.
Cecile Jarsaillon is an multi-faceted artist from Lille in France. She does a million different things, but I’m going to focus on her embroidery.
She takes photo images and satin stitches across them with great effect.
The subject matter of her current work revolves around images from a safety manual, and is wonderfully dark. The simplicity of the stitching is given extra effect by the changing tones of the photos underneath them; it works really well.
By stitching over these pieces, it embues them with a homespun charm that juxtaposes nicely with the content matter. At first glance, the pieces could sit quite happily in your grandma’s house. On second glance they most definitely could not.
Check out Cecile’s world at her blog. Her work is being exhibited at “Sur les Fils” which is in Sete from December to May 2010. The show also features Mr X Stitch favourites Orly Cogan, Jenny Hart and Richard Saja among others, and looks to be unmissable.
[via Embroidery As Art]
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.