Posts Tagged ‘contemporary embroidery’

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Ana Teresa Barboza

Ana Teresa Barboza is a textile artist from Peru. Her portfolio of work is remarkable. In the main she uses embroidery on printed fabrics to play with assorted concepts, but she has also ventured into installation work using a range of media. From themes exploring the relationship between human and animal, to bodies and clothing, […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Holly Levell

Holly Levell is a textile artist from the UK who specialises in soft sculpture. “I am inspired by my daily surroundings and the unnoticed aspects of life and how as an artist I can change the status and meaning of the humble object using my personal textile craft technique. It’s the idea of taking something […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Magali Rizzo

Magali Rizzo is an embroidery artist from Paris, France. “My approach to art has always been tied among other things to the work of textile, and to the memories it carries around. Essentially narrative, my work feeds from textile mythologies, while questioning the cross-over between individual memory and collective experience. “Clothes, linen, are like a […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Mother Eagle

Katie Tume, aka Mother Eagle, is an embroidery artist from the UK who specialises in hand embroidered jewellery. “I’ve been creating for Mother Eagle since 2007. There’s been several incarnations of the Eagle along the way, but my true heart’s love is fine, hand embroidery. I am a fifth-generation needleworker and have learned my craft […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Pandora Vaughan

Pandora Vaughan is a UK/Canadian artist working across disciplines in architecture, landscape, drawing and sewing. Her series “All the Little Rooms of One’s Own” presents a new perspective on prisons. “The prisons began as a small experiment and became a four year state of mind. I have for a long time been interested in formal […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Olivia Valentine

Olivia Valentine is a lacework artist from Chicago, Illinois. “The correlations between textiles, architecture, and their construction processes are central to my practice as an artist. My recent studio work and research have focused on the historical development of textile constructions and their relationship to architectural and social structures. My research into the historical development […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Post – Beryl Dean

This week’s Cutting (& Stitching) Edge post features the work of Beryl Dean, one of the most significant embroiderers of the 20th Century. Beryl Dean – Reproduced with permission of The Beryl Dean Archive   Trained at the Royal School of Needlework, Beryl Dean was a formidable talent who received high praise from her tutors […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed is a textile artist from Azerbaijian. “Faig Ahmed explores composition of a traditional Azerbaijanian carpet by disjointing its structure and placing its canonic elements into open space. Carpet is more a time structure than a graphical one. Initially it was considered as a sophisticated sort of writing rather than a mere decorative piece. […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Jessica Larson

Jessica Larson is a Professor of Studio Art and artist from Morris, Minnesota.   “My work subverts common objects or beliefs to examine the complex terrain that women must navigate in order to shape an identity within a culture offering mixed directives in that pursuit. The conceptual goal is to illuminate the lack of positive, […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Anne-Valerie Dupond

Anne Valerie Dupond is a soft sculptor from France.   “My work is making sculptures with fabrics. I’m working simply with recovered fabrics, needle and thread. I try to create a world crafted from sensitivity, ranging from the bestial (hunting trophies and animals of all kinds) to human representations such as busts of historic figures, […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Karina Thompson

  Karina Thompson is a textile artist from Birmingham, England. Karina’s work focuses on digital stitching, using techniques akin to those exploring in our Gear Threads column: “Imagery or text is initially cleaned up and edited in Photoshop before being uploaded in to Pfaff’s 5D software. Here the embroidery can be programmed and further changes […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Blanka Amezkua

Blanka Amezkua is a mixed-media artist from Mexico.   “Mexican-born female artist Blanka Amezkua has been using imagery from recycled “Sensacionales” (Mexican adult pop culture comic books) in her art for the last 11 years, putting their visual vocabulary at her service and appropriating the genre to convey her messages. Like Roy Lichtenstein who has […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Yaroslav Galant

I’m loving this embroidered stone furniture by Yaroslav Galant. “The design project have a long history and goes back to Kievan Rus days when embroidery art was in a big favor. Today furniture collection embroided with Ukranian Pattern by Yaroslav Galant emerging from acient traditions is complemented by modern DuPont Corian acril stone technologies.   […]

Mr X Stitch presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Liza Smirnova

Liza Smirnova is a mixed media artist from Moscow. “I graduated in Moscow College of Theatre and Arts. First I was only drawing (pencil, paper and such) but then I tried working with textile and enjoyed it much. At this moment most of my works are embroidery. “I am embroidering jackets, sweaters, mittens and any […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Erika Hagberg

Erika Hagberg is a tapestry painting artist from Minnesota, US. “Erika brings into her Women’s Art the dimensions of form, shadow, and line, enabling the viewer to feel the sensuality without the manifestation of lust, which is so often the focus of commercial nudity. In today’s world of gut-retching pornography in both the printed page […]