1. Deviant Discoveries - GeekySqueaky

    Deviant Discoveries – GeekySqueaky

    Kate Blandford's Deviant Discoveries

    I’ve discovered hand embroidered skulls on dA, now for some amazing blackwork organs by Deviant artist GeekySqueaky. I couldn’t decide which piece to feature this week so I have picked my three favourite; lungs, kidney and a heart! You can purchase these pieces over on her Etsy page. I absolutely love the colours. Amazing work!

    Blackwork lungs by GeekySqueaky
    Blackwork kidney by GeekySqueaky

    Blackwork heart by GeekySqueaky

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    It's Kate BlandfordKate Blandfordis a craft and doodle enthusiast currently…

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  2. jsarloutte:

    Told you, I began a serie of Ferguson embroidery!

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  3. Ghost in the Embroidery Machine - Distortion in Digitizing Part 2 - Pull

    Ghost in the Embroidery Machine – Distortion in Digitizing Part 2 – Pull

    Ghost in the Embroidery MachineContinuing our ‘Digitizing 101’ theme, we’ll cover the most basic and yet most troublesome concept for budding digitizers – distortion. There is a fairly constant amount of distortion that occurs during the stitching process due to the physical interactions between the stitches and the chosen ground. This ever-present distortion means that what you see on-screen is never exactly represented in…

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  4. Showtime Snippets - 21st August 2014

    Showtime Snippets – 21st August 2014

    Mr X Stitch brings Showtime Snippets

    Showtime Snippets sweeps together all kinds of titbits from the interwebs into this handy digest for you. If you’re a stitch/textile artist, hopefully these snippets will help you find shows and exhibit!

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  5. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Caren Garfen

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Caren Garfen

    The Cutting & Stitching Edge | Contemporary Embroidered Art from Mr X Stitch

    Caren Garfen is an embroidery artist from London.

    Caren Garfen - Guilt Biscuits - 2014

    Guilt Biscuits – Cookies have been hand stitched with silk threads. Biscuits are one of our ‘treats’ but at the same time we feel guilty about eating them, especially after going past two or three! One would think twice about nibbling into a biscuit with thread stitched into it especially after reading the message it holds.

    “For fifteen years up…

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  6. Craftster Pick of the Week - Superhero Napkins

    Craftster Pick of the Week – Superhero Napkins

    It's the Craftster Pick of the Week - brought to you by Mr X Stitch!

    Time for another look at some of the great work featured in the forums at Craftster. Note: Although they’re the pick of this week, they may have appeared before this week.

    All of a sudden, normal napkins just seem rather boring – thanks Nikschaf!

    Nikschaf's Hulk Embroidered Napkin

    “Hulk BLOT!” Also, if you have a global spillage, you now have guys to call:

    Nikschaf's Superhero Embroidered Napkins

    See the original Craftster post here, and be sure to come back next time…

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  7. Stitchgasm - The Felt Chef

    Stitchgasm – The Felt Chef

    It's another Stitchgasm from Mr X Stitch - the home of contemporary embroidery

    So it turns out that I’ve seen a lot of plush food in my time, and I figure I know a thing or two about how to present a plush. The Felt Chef knows a thing or two about presentation with this Chocolate Glazed Donut topped with Nuts, all made of felt.

    The Felt Chef - Felt Chocolate Glazed topped with Nuts - Felt Food - Wool

    Such a great piece of photography. See more of the excellent felt food at the Felt Chef’s etsy store.

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  8. Gear Threads - Brill and Ben

    Gear Threads – Brill and Ben

    Gear Threads Is The Mr X Stitch Machine Embroidery Column - Presented By Urban Threads!

    Etsy creator Brill and Ben is a crafter after our own hearts. As stitcher Brill puts it, “I had a light bulb moment in a little seaside shop. Surrounded by a mass of cute embroidery I thought that if I never saw an embroidered cup cake or puppy on a tea cosy it wouldn’t be a minute too soon.” Oh yes, we’ve felt that agony too…

    So with that revelation, a new shop was created juxtaposing vintage…

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  9. Phat Quarter Finds - 17th August 2014

    Phat Quarter Finds – 17th August 2014

    Mr X Stitch presents Phat Quarter Finds

    The Phat Quarter is our Flickr group where you can share pictures of your best stitcheries!

    It’s also the place where we host our legendary swaps to coincide with our Fifth Friday Festivals of Fabulousness!

    Here’s the latest 20 pictures that have been added. Why don’t you come and join us?

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  10. Felter Skelter: Needle Felt by YooMoo

    Felter Skelter: Needle Felt by YooMoo

    Felter Skelter - your essential needle felting column from Mr X Stitch!

    Japanese artist Yoomoo caught my eye some time ago. The combination of needle felt and fabric in each piece strikes a perfect balance. Although I tend to prefer animals like the charming goat gentleman pictured below, the human sculptures are equally wonderful. I particularly like the portrait of Frida Kahlo (also below) They are doll-like, but definitely not playthings. The sculptures have a…

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  11. Stitchgasm - Ben Venom - All The Aces

    Stitchgasm – Ben Venom – All The Aces

    It's another Stitchgasm from Mr X Stitch - the home of contemporary embroidery

    Ben Venom gives me a stitchgasm every damn time. You can enjoy this piece – All The Aces – at the Jonathan Levine Gallery as part of a stellar lineup.

    Ben Venom - All The Aces (2013) - Quilt

    “Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Cruel Summer, a group exhibition curated by collector, graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman.

    “Cruel Summer will take place in both locations of Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West…

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  12. Newsflash - Win Tickets to the Handmade Fair!!

    Newsflash – Win Tickets to the Handmade Fair!!

    It's a newsflash! Embroidery And Textile Art News From Mr X Stitch

    I’m giving you advance warning of a great competition we’ll be having as part of our sixth birthday celebrations at the end of the month. We’ve got a total of ten tickets for the Handmade Fair to give away – pay attention on Friday 29th August to find out how to win!

    Kirstie's Handmade Fair - 19th to 21st September 2014

    As you should know, I’m taking part in the first ever Handmade Fair in September at Hampton Court. I’ll be doingcross stitch…

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  13. Showtime Snippets - 14th August 2014

    Showtime Snippets – 14th August 2014

    Mr X Stitch brings Showtime Snippets

    Showtime Snippets sweeps together all kinds of titbits from the interwebs into this handy digest for you. If you’re a stitch/textile artist, hopefully these snippets will help you find shows and exhibit!

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  14. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - ZoraHolly

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – ZoraHolly

    The Cutting & Stitching Edge | Contemporary Embroidered Art from Mr X Stitch

    ZoraHolly is a mother and daughter embroidery team from China.

    ZoraHolly - Chrysanthemum Sculpture Necklace

    “It is hard to explain the secret behind our work. When my mother and I first worked together to create these art works we could never have imagined the results. Our only wish is to share them with those among you who love art. Also, we feel our work has a sense of fulfilling a special destiny. A daughter who was once taught so many…

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  15. Stitchgasm - Julie Sarloutte’s Sherlock

    Stitchgasm – Julie Sarloutte’s Sherlock

    It's another Stitchgasm from Mr X Stitch - the home of contemporary embroidery

    Julie Sarloutte‘s style of stitch has echoes of Cayce Zavaglia and Louise Riley, and is just terrific. Add a bit of Benedict and I think that’s probably you guys done for the night then.

    Julie Sarloutte - Sherlock - Hand Embroidery

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