Posts Tagged ‘embroidery’

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 – Charlotte Bailey

A few years back at The Festival of Quilts, one of the outstanding pieces, in my humble opinion, was this epic quilt of Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, by Charlotte Bailey. Charlotte is a Foundation Degree Graduate of the Royal School of Needlework and is using her top class skills to explore contemporary subject […]

Bibliocrafting: Book Hoops

Embroidered hoops are a great way to display a favorite book, whether you use a quotation, a scene, a symbol, or a general statement about books. Check out some of the ways our Craftsters have immortalized books in the medium of hoops: Bastet_blue embroidered this beaded Smaug hoop, with a bit of very good advice […]

July 31st – Mutt’s Day!

Dogs rule and cats drool! At least on July 31st, which is Mutt’s Day. A day for those non-purebred pups to shine! So why not celebrate the quirky, the odd, the not-the-same-as-anyone-else-ness of your mutt with some great dog crafts? You could immortilaze you and you pup doing what you like best, like this embroidery […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Pierre Fouche

Pierre Fouche is a lace artist from Cape Town, South Africa. His work is astonishing. Fouche (b.1977) completed a Masters degree in Fine Art (cum laude) at Stellenbosch University in 2006. His production spans a number of distinctive media and approaches, including traditional craft techniques, recontextualised found objects, performances and interventions. In 2007 he was […]

Gamer Wednesday: Super Mario Embroidery

Sometimes it isn’t what you stitch but what you DON’T stitch that makes all the difference. The silhouettes of Princess Peach, Luigi, Mario, and Toad with tons of french knots all around seem like they might just jump right off the hoop! You can see the full thread for this project by tarmine626 here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404425.0 […]

July 15th – Cow Appreciation Day!

Did you even know there was a Cow Appreciation Day? Well, there is, and our bovine friends are certainly feeling appreciated in these crafts! First up, and adorable cow embroidery piece by mrs.turner. Who wouldn’t like to be commemorated in such nice stitching? Hey, now, dressing up like a cow to try to horn in […]

July 2nd is World UFO day!

July 2nd is National UFO Day, and what better way to celebrate than with Aliens?! Not necessarily the scary monsters they are often portrayed as, some of them are quite cute, cuddly, and sweet like Squibbles the Alien Plush by jenniferphelps126. Or this adorable Ali-bum by VickyStitchUp. And when they do happen to abduct livestock, […]

March 29, 2013 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! My world…where a book comes alive by kcli […]

Gamer Wednesday: Brownie, a crafted video game!

This week on Gamer Wednesday we’re focusing not just on a crafty item inspired by a video game, but an actual crafted video game! Jamian made a mobile game but instead of drawing Brownie the bear and all of of the critters he saves, she used embroidery and fabric manipulation. Not only does it look […]

Gamer Wednesday: Skyrim Embroidery

What do you do when you’re an embroiderer who has become a Skyrim widow? Make a hoop! Oceansoul‘s embroidery hoop is a perfect mash-up of gaming and crafting, all in one hilarious quote. You can see the full thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404117.0 You can see more great crafts by viewing the Skyrim tag.

February 13, 2013 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them! Cute bustier top fron New Kids on the […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: Beefranck’s Emporium – New Plush from Kittyzilla!

Hi everybody! We love Kittyzilla here at Mr X Stitch, so when I saw that she’s created some new plush recently I wanted to share them with you. 🙂 Here’s V.I.N.C.E.N.T. from The Black Hole. Jake the Dog and Finn the Human from Adventure Time Supervillain/anti-hero Taskmaster Notorious badass Boba Fett And one of my […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Allison Watkins

Allison Watkins is an embroidery artist from San Francisco. Her body of work is called “UNFOLDINGS”. “Wanting to capture the transitional nature of clothing throughout our lives I drew and embroidered my closet from photographs. The clothing would come and go and I would always have this documentation of the way it once was. Through […]