Mr X Stitch Presents: Beefranck’s Emporium – Bugs

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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…


Okay, here’s the thing – I’m not a big fan of bugs. I can’t help it. They creep me out. That doesn’t stop me from appreciating stitched creepy crawlies when I see them. So. Here goes!

Anunciada made this lovely little ladybug. It’s like a drawing in thread.

I kind of love dragonflies, even if they are bugs. This cross stitch from celiamar seems slightly less creepy-crawlie as a result.

This stitch of a common housefly from hisss uses beads for the eyes – nice touch!

The stitching of this roach by mleak is beautiful.

Ooof! The colors! beththewalker knows how to use them!

Fun fact about this cicada stitch from Susuie Martinez – just like its subject matter, you can only see it for a few months every seven years! Um. Not really. 🙂 It’s pretty cool, though, huh?

You can probably tell this is from What Delilah Did – it’s very much her style.

This beautiful stitchery of a flat bug is from obliquepoet.

I can’t write a post about bugs without featuring Sarah Whittle – this is just one example of the many exoskeleton sporting creatures she’s stitched!

Anyway, now I can’t shake the feeling that there’s something crawling on my arm, so… see you next time! 🙂

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 is also the top selling pattern designer in the MrXStitch etsy store.
She can often be found hanging out in the Phat Quarter group on Flickr and co-hosts Emergency Pants, a podcast that is not for the faint hearted!

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