Posts Tagged ‘embroidery’

Spotlight on: Travel Crafting

It’s Summer! Yes, the temperatures are on the rise, the kids are getting out of school and time to hit the road. To get you and your family all set for your summer trip I have some travel crafts to share from around the World of Craftster. First, let’s all plan on doing a travel […]

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Embroidery Hoop Plates

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make beautiful embroidery hoop plates to decorate your home.

Spotlight on: Clocks; Time to Fall Back

It’s that time of year when we all have to set our clocks back an hour for Daylight Savings Time. This year the change happens on Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 a.m. To make sure no one forgets to make the switch, for this edition of the Spotlight we take a look at some amazing […]

Spotlight on: The Crafted Mandala

The Mandala (Sanskrit-‘circle’) is an ancient spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may have been used for focusing attention of practitioners, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space, or as an aid to meditation and trance induction. In common use, mandala has […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Tara Badcock

Tara Badcock is a Tasmanian (Australian), with a fine arts background who currently practices as a textile & installation artist specialising in hand embroidered sculptures & wall pieces. “After spending three years living and working in Paris several years ago, Tara’s scope grew to encompass large embroidered curtains, cushions, clothing, bags & accessories under the […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Paul Nosa

Paul Nosa is an artist from Tucson, Arizona. “I draw with a sewing machine without a computer or template. I’ve made a portable sewing table powered by a solar panel or a bicycle electric generator. “I ask people to imagine a scenario; to say it in 5-words-or-less, and I sew a patch for them on […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Jose Romussi

Jose Romussi is an embroidery artist from Chile. “Becoming an artist was a natural process for me, since I became an artist overnight, skipping most of the steps required. Finding my style came to me as naturally as becoming an artist… “I am have always had in mind that there is more to what is […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Lauren Van Der Kolk

Lauren Van Der Kolk is an embroidery artist from the Netherlands.   “Lauren is a creative all-rounder, and tries to make a combination of the different academies she has followed. “Creatives of our time go beyond specialize within a discipline, the lines between the different directions are so thin, and creativity connect them” says Lauren. […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Sue Walton

Sue Walton is a fibre artist from Suffolk, England. “My passion as a textile artist is driven by the texture and tactile nature of the materials themselves and the seemingly limitless ways in which they can be worked.  With an underpinning of traditional techniques, I exploit the manipulative properties of fibres and combine them with […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Maxine Sutton

Maxine Sutton is a textile designer from Margate, England. “If one were to imagine a workshop household, one would envision a situation where most, if not all things were made in a more imaginative and beautiful way than in quotidian life” – Mark Rosenthal I love the idea of the workshop household described by Mark […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Holly Levell

Holly Levell is a textile artist from the UK who specialises in soft sculpture. “I am inspired by my daily surroundings and the unnoticed aspects of life and how as an artist I can change the status and meaning of the humble object using my personal textile craft technique. It’s the idea of taking something […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Karine Jollet

Karine Jollet is a soft sculptor from France. “The body as an enigma, I explore it, step by step, like a space that I need to reconstruct, to unify. Fabrics are materials that came naturally to me as an analogy to our own biological tissues: bones, fibres, crystals… I start with old bed sheets and […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – FeltMistress

  Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans is a UK based stitcher and prolific tea drinker who creates a range of one-off bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards. “Originally trained in fashion design and millinery, Louise has brought many of the skills learnt through years of work as a couture dress maker to the […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Magali Rizzo

Magali Rizzo is an embroidery artist from Paris, France. “My approach to art has always been tied among other things to the work of textile, and to the memories it carries around. Essentially narrative, my work feeds from textile mythologies, while questioning the cross-over between individual memory and collective experience. “Clothes, linen, are like a […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Pandora Vaughan

Pandora Vaughan is a UK/Canadian artist working across disciplines in architecture, landscape, drawing and sewing. Her series “All the Little Rooms of One’s Own” presents a new perspective on prisons. “The prisons began as a small experiment and became a four year state of mind. I have for a long time been interested in formal […]