Posts Tagged ‘machine embroidery’

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 – Tara Badcock

Tara Badcock is a Tasmanian (Australian), with a fine arts background who currently practices as a textile & installation artist specialising in hand embroidered sculptures & wall pieces. “After spending three years living and working in Paris several years ago, Tara’s scope grew to encompass large embroidered curtains, cushions, clothing, bags & accessories under the [...]

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

Naomi Ryder is a textile artist and illustrator from London, England. “With a background in textile and fashion embroidery and with her highly developed observational skills, Naomi has received commissions from fashion designers such as John Rocha, Domino records, Southbank Centre (depicting members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra) and the V & A.  Naomi has [...]

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

Paul Nosa is an artist from Tucson, Arizona. “I draw with a sewing machine without a computer or template. I’ve made a portable sewing table powered by a solar panel or a bicycle electric generator. “I ask people to imagine a scenario; to say it in 5-words-or-less, and I sew a patch for them on [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Lauren Van Der Kolk

Lauren Van Der Kolk is an embroidery artist from the Netherlands.   “Lauren is a creative all-rounder, and tries to make a combination of the different academies she has followed. “Creatives of our time go beyond specialize within a discipline, the lines between the different directions are so thin, and creativity connect them” says Lauren. [...]

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 – 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 – The Blood Bag Project

This issue of the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge is devoted to the Blood Bag Project. I hope you feel able to participate in this excellent fundraising idea. “My name is Leigh Bowser (aka Leighlalovesyou) and I am a final year Textile Craft student at the university of Huddersfield (UK).  I am basing my final year [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: Beefranck’s Emporium – Leighlalovesyou twin project

Leighlalovesyou is doing a very interesting art project about her experience as a twin. See the entire set here, and be sure to check out all of Leigh’s work in her Flickr photostream.

Mr X Stitch: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Carly Altree-Williams

Carly Altree-Williams is a Melbourne-based textile artist. The pieces featured in today’s post come from her Feminine Realm series. “The Feminine Realm is a selection of new works exploring the theme of the female experience using portraiture, adornment, animals and rites of passage. Portraiture captures a person at a certain moment in their life whether [...]

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

Melanie Kay is a textile artist from Manchester who creates domestic textiles from beer cans and recycled materials. “I am intrigued by things that I hear and read as well as the things I see. I take inspiration from the media, the theatre or even a film which allows me to take an introspective approach [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: Beefranck’s Emporium – Holiday Tart

Over at Mr X Stitch we’re blessed with the services of Beefranck, the Queen of Ironic Stitching, who curates the terrific “Emporium of Embroidered Excellence and Splendiferous Stitchery”. Each week, these posts explore themes expressed through embroidery, and they’re ace. So without further ado, I welcome you to… ——————– Hi everybody! This week is all [...]

February 9, 2011 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! A Wearable Koi Pond by MissingWillow Anniversary Quilt [...]

Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – August 19th, 2009

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. ——————– Gillian Bates is an artist from Eastbourne, UK, who uses machine embroidery to capture memories of seaside Britain.

Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – July 8th, 2009

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. ——————– This week I’d like to introduce you to Lou Trigg. She is a mixed media artist specialising in [...]