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 [...]
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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.
Erin Riley is a textile artist from Philadelphia. “I am a tapestry weaver using the traditional methods of weaving and using hand dyed wool combined with personal imagery and images sourced from Facebook, Google and other sharing sites.Â I am obsessed with how people communicate, harass, exploit and express themselves through the internet, text messaging, [...]
See the entire 26 piece set from Jennifer Andrews here.
Sarah Greaves is a Manchester-based artist who I’ve been excited about for a long time. “I describe my work as Embroidered Graffiti. I use the traditional craft of embroidery to vandalise and graffiti everyday objects with emotive, political and thoughtful text. Fridges, doors, food and sinks become canvases for hidden thoughts. “My work explores stereotyped [...]
We love Craftypod, it’s simply terrific and Sister Diane is an absolute angel. The latest episode features none other than our very own Queen of Ironic Stitching, Beefranck! We all know that Beefranck (alter ego: Bridget Franckowiak) is the binding polymer here at Mr X Stitch, but you may not realise that she is also [...]
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 [...]
Hi everybody! This week I wanted to show you the work of Miszek, who makes soft toys and needle felted figures. You can see more from Miszek at his website and his etsy store. Great things await!
Matthew Cox is an artist from Philadelphia who works in a range of media, and is gaining attention for his embroidered x-rays. “About ten years ago I began to respond to x-rays and Medieval tapestry as objects of beauty at about the same time. Because I had been thinking about redefinition of materials that have [...]
Hi everybody! It’s that time of year again – time for Plush You! Plush You! is a HUGE gathering of plush toys put together every year by Kristen Rask of Schmancy. Here’s just a few of the awesome things that were made just for Plush You! this year. Tempus fugit by Diane Koss Coffee Pot [...]
Zoe Williams is a needle-felting artist currently working in New York. Her art is astonishing. “I started needle felting in 2008; my first pieces were rabbits, inspired by an important dream I’d had. Later I began working on a series of pieces inspired by dream animals which culminated with my solo exhibition, Somnium Bestia, in [...]
Hi everybody! You may have heard of Jamie’s book, PUSH – well, did you know that our own Penny Nickels was featured in PUSH? And that she held a contest at her site recently to celebrate? It’s true! Penny asked for stitchers to send in a picture of their most original work and include an [...]
Jessica Wohl is an embroidery artist from Tennessee.Â She makes “the invisible visible”. “My practice of investigating and scrutinizing people, objects and domestic environments reveals hidden metaphors and interpretations of that which we cannot, or choose not, to see. Particularly drawn to portraiture and manicured homes, I exploit the uncanny while subverting domestic representations of [...]
Hi everybody! This week I wanted to showcase MORE of great stuff that was made for the latest swap at the Phat Quarter, the official Mr X Stitch Flickr group. The theme this time around was food. Let’s take a look at those delicious stitches, shall we? Chocolate Eggs by ponyinarope It’s a fact – [...]
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.Â I take inspiration from the media, the theatre or even a film which allows me to take an introspective approach [...]