Mr X Stitch presents Beefranck’s Emporium – September 23rd, 2009

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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 everyone! I’ve noticed a lot of stitched poetry out there lately, so I thought I’d share some of it with you.

This is an excerpt from an ee cummings poem stitched by yarnattacks. The font and the simplicity works really well with cummings, don’t you think?

Cauchy stitched a portion of a Philip Larkin poem. You can read the entire poem here.

Here’s a bit of inspiration from Tennyson, cross stitched by gableknits.

The Seventh Magpie not only wrote an original poem and stitched it, she stitched it on a doll as well. See more of her creations here.

Emily Dickinson, embroidered. My heart is full. Gerfotos is responsible for this. Check out her blog here.

This might look like a hand written letter, but it is actually a poem that has been embroidered onto a linen handkerchief. Nat Quintos Uhing used variegated floss to add to the handwritten look of this piece. She even made a fabric envelope to keep it in. You can see more details about this and her other beautiful work at her blog.

The creative Cathy Cullis not only stitched this poetry, but she wrote it as well. She more of here work here.

Miki Karson is a talented artist who uses poems and music as an inspiration for her pieces. This is her interpretation of this poem. Read more about the piece and the poem here.

It’s obvious that these poems hold a special meaning to the people who took the time and the effort to stitch them, and I’m glad that they did so and shared them with the world. I hope you enjoyed looking through them, too.


Beefranck is the Queen of Ironic Stitching and is responsible for a lot of stuff on,
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She can often be found hanging out on the Phat Quarter on Flickr and co-hosts Emergency Pants, a podcast that is not for the faint hearted!

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