Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – June 24th, 2009

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Welcome to the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge! I’m Mr X Stitch and I’ll be your guide to the best in contemporary embroidery. Each week I’ll showcase someone who is rocking the world of embroidery and textiles.


Melissa Sue Stanley is a self-taught artist from Chicago who enjoys “creating things, eating, and bluegrass.” She makes Amiguri.

Well, she makes other things as well and is a talented artist, but it’s her monsters that caught my eye. They are charming, and she notes in her blog that she is often surprised with the transition from the beasts she draws on the page to the creations that appear.

Her recent works, that are designed to hang on your wall are superb – fantastical imaginings that are creeping into our world from somewhere not a million miles away from Pan’s Labyrinth.

And to prove it’s not all monstery stuff, she also does birds, fungi, hats and other crocheted marvels. You can spend time in her world via her blog.

Isn’t it all amazing?


Mr X Stitch is a manbroiderer, cross stitch designer and runs,
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  1. Tilt says:

    Those are incredible! I love the green guy coming out of the wall 🙂

  2. Bettie Booh says:

    Wow, I love them looks like a Tim Burton film in felt. Amazing, wish I could do things like that.

  3. Even before I saw Beth’s comment, I thought “Tim Burton would love these.” They’re all so fun. The wall hanging is so amazing!

  4. beavisfreak says:

    i love her stuff. 😀 and it’s amigurumi, not amiguri 😛

  5. Lindira says:

    Those are all so adorable! Love the monsters with their arms around each other. Also, not to be a pain, but “amigurumi” is only for crocheted or knitted stuffed animals.

  6. Melissa Sue says:

    Mr X Stitch, you’re always a darling 🙂 Thanks so much xoxo

    (and yes kids, i’ve been known to make amigurumi. or whatever you want to call them, i dont care ;p )

  7. They are just wonderful! Love the gentle expression.

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