Mr X Stitch presents Beefranck’s Emporium – September 30th, 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…

Happy Monday, everyone! This week, like a zombie, I’ve got brains on the brain. So let’s have a gander at some grey matter, shall we?

This simple and clean anatomical diagram of the brain was stitched by Sheena Ramone.

The button embellishments in this piece by Monika Lamackova were chosen for a specific reason. Monika stated that in the Slovak language the expression “button-up” is used when you want to express that you have understood something suddenly.

It’s funny how the mind works. Sometimes, as Kate E Burke’s piece illustrates, you can have a hard time keeping your mind focused on the matter at hand.

Sometimes, as shown in this piece by Mrs. Gibson, you only have one thing on your mind.

Sometimes you are hopeful that you are occupying other’s thoughts, like in this piece by DoubleSpeak.

Whatever the case, it is nice to see so many examples of the brain stitched by all these talented people – especially this rendering by one of my craft heroes, Arlee Barr – simply stunning.


Beefranck is the Queen of Ironic Stitching and is responsible for a lot of stuff on,
the number one contemporary embroidery and needlecraft blog on the planet.
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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