Posts Tagged ‘hand embroidery’

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Nicole Briant

Nicole (Briant) Melton is an artist and graphic designer living in Chicago, USA. “Nicole received her BFA in Visual Communications and Fiber & Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2010. Her mother taught her to sew when she was just 5 years old. After high school, she spent several years stitching [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Justine Aldersey-Williams

Justine Aldersey-Williams is a surface pattern and textile designer from the UK. “I have developed an eco-textile practice involving dyeing silk with wild flowers, roots and bark using shibori resist techniques, then letting the patterns inspire my philosophical graffiti which is embroidered by hand onto scarves. I am inspired by being outside and never grew [...]

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

Emma Parker, a.k.a. Stitch Therapy, is an embroidery artist from the UK. “My work explores the darker and often hidden aspects of being human: fear, shame, abandonment, despair and the broken – with an occasional twist of humour added for sanity. I use discarded and worn materials in my work and see the act of making [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Mary Mazziotti

Mary M. Mazziotti is an American visual artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, whose practice includes painting and installation with a special interest in textiles. She exhibits at O. K. Harris Gallery in NYC and is represented by BE Galleries in Pittsburgh. Her work has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums including  The Carnegie Museum of Art, [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Candace Couse

Candace Couse is a mixed media artist from Ontario, Canada. “Predominantly working with 2D painting/drawing, installation and video, Candace Couse explores issues surrounding space, place, and the body. Her work eagerly engages with the idea of personal geographies as intimate approaches to orientation and identity that are profoundly detached from collective knowledge and public geographies. [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Maxine Sutton

Maxine Sutton is a textile designer from Margate, England. “If one were to imagine a workshop household, one would envision a situation where most, if not all things were made in a more imaginative and beautiful way than in quotidian life” – Mark Rosenthal I love the idea of the workshop household described by Mark [...]

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 – Rachel Harmeyer

Rachel Harmeyer is a mixed media artist from Houston, Texas. “Within my work, I explore ideas of ephemerality and eternality: my work is the means by which I come to terms with the concept of death. “I employ a variety of materials and techniques, but whether sketched, stitched, or painted, my process is rooted in [...]

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) 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 – 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 – 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 – Kate Kretz

Kate Kretz is a textile artist from Washington, D.C.     “One of the functions of art is to strip us bare, reminding us of the fragility common to every human being across continents and centuries. Often, I will meet someone, and the visible weight of his or her life becomes almost unbearable to me, [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Amelia Harnas

Amelia Harnas is a multimedia artist from New York, specialising in artwork involving wine stains. “I got addicted to embroidery because of a family quilt project that my grandfather started when he was young. He had embroidered a series of cotton squares of common birds, and then his five granddaughters were all asked to embroider [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Embroidery for Surgery

Professor Julian Ellis OBE is a recognised expert in the field of Fabric Technologies. He has carried out extensive work exploring the “rapid design and manufacture of textile surgical implants using embroidery” and Embroidery for Engineering and Surgery. “The above device was featured on many of the posters advertising the Extreme Textiles exhibition at the [...]