1. Gear Threads: PaleGray Labs’ Marvelous Machine Quilting

    Gear Threads: PaleGray Labs’ Marvelous Machine Quilting

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

    Delightful things are coming out of PaleGray Labs, a collaboration between cartoonist/animator/quilter Nina Paley and scientist/author/software developer Theodore Gray. Based in Urbana, IL, this power duo is taking computerized stitching in creative new directions. They’ve done some machine embroidered animations, like these (and also this):

    Ziz_photo_movie

     

    Old-school embroidermation. Sort of.

    Old-school…

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  2. Phat Quarter Finds - 20th July 2014

    Phat Quarter Finds – 20th July 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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  3. Felter Skelter: Foodie Felt

    Felter Skelter: Foodie Felt

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

    Hungry? Feast your eyes on this smörgåsbord of delectable felt goodies! I’ve gathered some of the best felt foods (needle felt and wet felt) from around the web, so I hope you will enjoy this artwork that’s good enough to eat.

    Baltos Kandys

    Baltos Kandys

    Baltos Kandys

    Baltos Kandys (Lithuania)

    Fuzz.e.Food by Kerri Wessel Fuzz.e.Food by Kerri Wessel Fuzz.e.Food by Kerri Wessel

    Fuzz.E.Food by Kerri Wessel (United States)

    Angela Andrews/Woolly Duck Angela Andrews/Woolly Duck Angela Andrews/Woolly Duck

    Angela Andrews/Woolly Duck (UK)
    Unfortunately Angela doesn’t seem to have a website anymore,…

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  4. Stitchgasm - Maruyama Asami

    Stitchgasm – Maruyama Asami

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

    Over on her tumblr Maruyama Asami is quietly producing elegant embroidered vignettes that are super cool.

    Maruyama Asami - Rice

    Maruyama Asami - Mask

    Maruyama Asami - Cigarette

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  5. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Luisa Zilio

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Luisa Zilio

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

    Luisa Zilio is an embroidery artist from Bristol.

    Luisa Zilio - Frida Kahlo - Hand Embroidery

    “I am a textile artist who has been studying mental health and its sufferers for many years. Drawn from an emotional and physical investment in my subject, I present a series of embroidered portraits of significant cultural figures with a potent common thread; of mental health and its link to a particularly powerful strain of creativity.

    Luisa Zilio - Dylan Thomas - Hand Embroidery

    “My…

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  6. Craftster Pick of the Week - Joanna Newsom Hand Embroidery

    Craftster Pick of the Week – Joanna Newsom Hand Embroidery

    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.

    MarleyMiss made this great hand embroidery of Joanna Newsom, featuring “seed stitch, stem stitch, back stitch, satin stitch and French knots“. It took her five days and it’s lovely.

    Marley Miss' Joanna Newsome Embroidery

    See the original Craftster post here, and…

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  7. Stitchgasm - Vlada Homnyuk’s Needle Felting

    Stitchgasm – Vlada Homnyuk’s Needle Felting

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

    Vlada Homnyuk makes a wide range of needle felted goodies at her etsy store, from characterful bees

    VladaHom's Needle Felted Bee

    … to these cool needle felted stone cushions for your home. I want one!

    VladaHom's Needle Felted Stone Cushion

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    Weave - A Social Network for Stitchers

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  8. Too Cute Tuesday - Pin cushions by Lisa Leggett

    Too Cute Tuesday – Pin cushions by Lisa Leggett

    Lisa Leggett’s gorgeous little pin cushions make me happy!

    Collection of tiny pin cushions by Lisa Leggett.

    Collection of tiny pin cushions by Lisa Leggett.

    I adore the clean, sleek designs on these intimate tools for stitchers… pin cushions.

    Red Poppy pin cushion by Lisa Leggett.

    Red Poppy pin cushion by Lisa Leggett.

    The flowers and insects on the tiny cushions are fresh and bright. Against the wheat colored linen background fabric, the felt designs have a Scandinavian…

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  9. Graffiti Cross Stitch Workshop - City Lit Summer School - 26th - 27th July

    Graffiti Cross Stitch Workshop – City Lit Summer School – 26th – 27th July

    Come to the Mr X Stitch Summer School at City Lit!

    There’s still time to book your space on my Graffiti Cross Stitch Workshop happening at City Lit Summer School in Central London on 26th & 27th July.

    It’s going to be a cool cross stitch workshop, developing an idea that I’ve had running in my head since I began Mr X Stitch, exploring the crossover between graffiti and cross stitch.

    • Explore different forms of graffiti and spend time developing a…

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  10. Beat the blahs with these blue threads

    Beat the blahs with these blue threads

    Kreinik Calling! Exclusive to Mr X Stitch!

    It’s Monday; got the blues? Are you back to work after a fun weekend, maybe looking at a beautiful blue sky…through the windows of your office? Well, let me show you some blues that will lift your spirits. They’re threads. I call them The Blue Thread Group. They will amaze your friends, inspire your creativity and leave you energized, or at least give you a moment of serenity on a Monday…

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  11. NSFW Saturday - Stitch Culture’s Suggestion

    NSFW Saturday – Stitch Culture’s Suggestion

    Mr X Stitch presents NSFW Saturday - the naughtiest needlework on the planet!

    Hi everybody! It’s Saturday, and you know what that means – before you get into trouble, check out Charlotte “Stitch Culture” Bailey’s provocative chocolate bar logos!

    Guilty Bar. Hand embroidery by Charlotte Bailey.

    WARNING!

    NSFW SATURDAYS WILL CONTAIN CONTENT THAT IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK!

    IF YOU READ THESE POSTS, AND ARE OFFENDED, WE’RE SORRY BUT WE DID WARN YOU!

    (more…)

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  12. Deviant Discoveries - Hanna Mancini

    Deviant Discoveries – Hanna Mancini

    Kate Blandford's Deviant Discoveries

    This week I have scoped out this adorable plush appropriately named ‘Flossy’ by Hanna Mancini. Flossy is made from wool felt, an up-cycled embroidered doily and some pretty impressive hand stitching. If you liked this piece then you have to check out the rest of her felt creations on dA by clicking here. You can also buy an original hand made piece on Etsy. Come to think of it, my mantle piece…

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  13. Showtime - Call For Submissions: Queer Embroidery Artist!

    Showtime – Call For Submissions: Queer Embroidery Artist!

    Calling for submissions for a book on queer embroidery artists!

    Editors: Ali Diamond and Miel Rose

    Publisher: Grimoire Press

    Deadline: September 30, 2014

    Compensation: 2 free contributor copies and the opportunity to buy copies of the book at cost

    Miel Rose - Queen Of My Own Heart

    What:  We are seeking submissions for an upcoming book showcasing the work of queer embroidery/cross stitch artists to be published by Grimoire…

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  14. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Erin McMom

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Erin McMom

    The Cutting & Stitching Edge | Contemporary Embroidered Art from Mr X Stitch
    Erin McMom is a needlework designer who is using time lapse video to record her work.

    Above: Don’t Forget To Be Awesome

    Erin has made videos of several of her designs being created and they’re really engaging.

    Above: You’ve Been Hazed

    Cool tunes and a nice way of…

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  15. Hand & Lock Festival of Embroidery

    Hand & Lock Festival of Embroidery

    Hand & Lock

    Hand & Lock, the expert embroidery Atelier to the British Royal Family are celebrating their 247th Birthday with a week long celebration of Embroidery. The week long event is an opportunity for those interested to drop into a single day class or dive in and enjoy a whole week of embroidery. Daytime workshops and evening talks have been organised making the week a true festival and celebration of…

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