Mr X Stitch Presents: Beefranck’s Emporium – Deriana’s Dolls

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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…


Hey everybody! This week we’re looking at Deriana’s dolls.

Deriana’s dolls seem to be based on the same frame, but she adds costumes and little details that turn them into instantly recognizable characters.

I just love the little beady eyes and tiny tongues on Medusa’s living locks.

Her subjects are not limited to mythology – she does modern characters as well, like Edward Scissorhands here.

I definitely didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition, though. 🙂

What really has me captivated, though, are her historic costumes.

She uses portraits as source material and lovingly recreates figures from the past. Jane Seymour, one of the unfortunate wives of Henry VIII, is portrayed here.

She created Henry, all of his wives, and… another member of the family. 🙂

Be sure to go to her flickr photostream to see more amazing things. Seriously – go there now!

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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  1. apex says:

    I love the Medusa doll.

  2. Lou says:

    incredible work… i want that satyr!!!

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