Posts Tagged ‘embroidery’

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 […]

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

Jessica Larson is a Professor of Studio Art and artist from Morris, Minnesota.   “My work subverts common objects or beliefs to examine the complex terrain that women must navigate in order to shape an identity within a culture offering mixed directives in that pursuit. The conceptual goal is to illuminate the lack of positive, […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Anne-Valerie Dupond

Anne Valerie Dupond is a soft sculptor from France.   “My work is making sculptures with fabrics. I’m working simply with recovered fabrics, needle and thread. I try to create a world crafted from sensitivity, ranging from the bestial (hunting trophies and animals of all kinds) to human representations such as busts of historic figures, […]

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

A few years back at The Festival of Quilts, one of the outstanding pieces, in my humble opinion, was this epic quilt of Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, by Charlotte Bailey. Charlotte is a Foundation Degree Graduate of the Royal School of Needlework and is using her top class skills to explore contemporary subject […]

Bibliocrafting: Book Hoops

Embroidered hoops are a great way to display a favorite book, whether you use a quotation, a scene, a symbol, or a general statement about books. Check out some of the ways our Craftsters have immortalized books in the medium of hoops: Bastet_blue embroidered this beaded Smaug hoop, with a bit of very good advice […]

July 31st – Mutt’s Day!

Dogs rule and cats drool! At least on July 31st, which is Mutt’s Day. A day for those non-purebred pups to shine! So why not celebrate the quirky, the odd, the not-the-same-as-anyone-else-ness of your mutt with some great dog crafts? You could immortilaze you and you pup doing what you like best, like this embroidery […]

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

Pierre Fouche is a lace artist from Cape Town, South Africa. His work is astonishing. Fouche (b.1977) completed a Masters degree in Fine Art (cum laude) at Stellenbosch University in 2006. His production spans a number of distinctive media and approaches, including traditional craft techniques, recontextualised found objects, performances and interventions. In 2007 he was […]

Gamer Wednesday: Super Mario Embroidery

Sometimes it isn’t what you stitch but what you DON’T stitch that makes all the difference. The silhouettes of Princess Peach, Luigi, Mario, and Toad with tons of french knots all around seem like they might just jump right off the hoop! You can see the full thread for this project by tarmine626 here: […]

July 15th – Cow Appreciation Day!

Did you even know there was a Cow Appreciation Day? Well, there is, and our bovine friends are certainly feeling appreciated in these crafts! First up, and adorable cow embroidery piece by mrs.turner. Who wouldn’t like to be commemorated in such nice stitching? Hey, now, dressing up like a cow to try to horn in […]

July 2nd is World UFO day!

July 2nd is National UFO Day, and what better way to celebrate than with Aliens?! Not necessarily the scary monsters they are often portrayed as, some of them are quite cute, cuddly, and sweet like Squibbles the Alien Plush by jenniferphelps126. Or this adorable Ali-bum by VickyStitchUp. And when they do happen to abduct livestock, […]