1. Stitchgasm - Simona’s Death Star

    Stitchgasm – Simona’s Death Star

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

    Thanks to Simona for sharing pictures of this terrific Death Star cross stitch that she plotted by hand and stitched with style. She plans on turning it into a pillow for a friend who, I’m guessing, isn’t a Jedi. That would be awkward. :)

    Simona Rossi - Death Star Cross Stitch
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  2. Phat Quarter Finds - 14th September 2014

    Phat Quarter Finds – 14th September 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. Stitchgasm - Karen Barbe

    Stitchgasm – Karen Barbe

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

    I’m loving Karen Barbe‘s cool embroidered potholders – a great piece of domestitchery.

    Karen Barbe - Potholders III

    It’s a great design and the potholder looks robust enough to do the job properly.

    As if that wasn’t cool enough, Karen recently wrote a post about how to wash your hand embroidery and I thought it was worth sharing. Here’s the visuals:

    Karen Barbe - How To Wash Embroidery

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  4. FFFoF Competition Winners!

    It's the Fifth Friday Festival of Fabulousness from Mr X Stitch!

    On our last Fifth Friday Festival of Fabulousness, we had four, count ‘em, four competitions!

    The comments have been counted, the pins have been pricked, the jokes have been chuckled at and I’m pleased to announce the winners!

    Pinterest Swag from Mr X Stitch

    First off we had the chance to win a ton of Pinterest Swag! All you had to do was comment on one of the Pins on the many MrXStitch Pinboards– simple huh? Congratulations…

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  5. Sprite Stitch Best Bits - Aug ‘14

    Sprite Stitch Best Bits – Aug ’14

    Sprite Stitch Best Bits

    August is always a mixed month for Sprite Stitch, which a whole slew of large projects done over the summer, and a few small back to school items, its always hard to pick the best, but here’s a quick roundup:

    First up is this awesome two sided pillow by lpgeorge123. One side is Zelda A Link To The Past light map, and the other is the dark!

    link to the past pillow 1 by lpgeorge123 link to the past pillow 2 by lpgeorge123

    For our charity square roundup we have this…

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  6. Showtime Snippets - 11h September 2014

    Showtime Snippets – 11h September 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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  7. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Six Cross Stitchers!

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Six Cross Stitchers!

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

    Hello beloved readers, how are you? In honour of the sixth birthday of the site, here’s six cross stitchers that we’ve featured in the past that deserve another airing. Yes, that’s right, cross stitch. It’s the simplest of stitches, but these guys prove that it’s a remarkable tool for artistic expression – enjoy!

    Click on the image to visit the original post!

    Noelle Mason

    Noelle Mason

    Andoni Maillard - Fire

    Andoni Maillard

    Pete Fowler - Synth Galleon - Cross Stitch

    Pete…

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  8. Exploring Etsy - Applique Originals

    Exploring Etsy – Applique Originals

    Exploring Etsy with loadofolbobbins!

    Bonjour! After what, I’ll hope you’ll agree, has been a lovely bit of crafty globe trotting of late here at ‘Exploring Etsy’ it’s time for another creative staycation. So it is with great honour I share with you, the work of UK based designer Jane Smallcombe whose Etsy shop ‘Applique Originals’ is bursting with colourful creations to delight you all.

    Snowscape Brooches by Applique Originals (Hand Embroidery)

    Snowscape Brooches by Applique Originals…

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  9. String Art: The Next Generation is Shiny

    String Art: The Next Generation is Shiny

    It began in the late 1800s, peaked during the 1960s and 1970s, and found a resurgence in the 2010s. That’s a nice run for a math lesson involving thread. I’m talking about string art: arranging threads between various points to create geometric patterns, shapes, and designs.

    Today, many of us don’t even like math, er, I mean, many of us make string art for the patterns and colors rather than for…

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  10. Phat Quarter Finds - 7th September 2014

    Phat Quarter Finds – 7th September 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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  11. Plush Delights - Halloween Plush Tutorial

    Plush Delights – Halloween Plush Tutorial

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    The weather here in Vancouver BC has definitely changed. Even though the days are still beautiful and sunny there is a chill in the air that leaves me wishing that Summer would last and at the same time excited for Halloween.

    With the latter in mind, I thought I would do an easy Halloweenthemed tutorial for this month’s post. The is no pattern as it is simple to create your own to whatever…

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  12. Showtime Snippets - 4th September 2014

    Showtime Snippets – 4th September 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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  13. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Six Superb Hand Stitchers!

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Six Superb Hand Stitchers!

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

    Hello beloved readers, how are you? I’m off on holiday in Sicily at the moment, so I’m making life easy for myself by sharing some older Edge posts that you might have missed. In honour of the sixth birthday of the site, here’s six superb hand embroiderers for your viewing pleasure. Click on the image to visit the original post!

    Almas Pieters - Stolen Beauties

    Almas Pieters

    Maria Pineres

    Maria Pineres

    Luisa Zilio - Frida Kahlo - Hand Embroidery

    Luisa Zilio

    Cayce Zavaglia - Teo (detail) - Hand Embroidery

    Cayce Zavaglia

    Stephanie Clark - Droppo Dwellings (detail) - Hand Embroidery on Canvas

    Stephanie…

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  14. Craftster Pick of the Week - Dr Strange

    Craftster Pick of the Week – Dr Strange

    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.

    Last time, our Craftster pick was Nikschaf’s hand embroidered superhero napkins. Carrying on that theme we’ve got a piece from 2010 featuring Spookshowbaby77‘s Dr. Strange stitchery (Dr. Stitchery?)

    Spookshowbaby77's Doctor Strange hand embroidery

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  15. Too Cute Tuesday - Where is the Fork?! by Katya Yatsuk

    Too Cute Tuesday – Where is the Fork?! by Katya Yatsuk

    I confess that I know nothing about this artist but her name, Katya Yatsuk. I do love this mysterious, retro cross stitch piece!

    Where is the Fork?! by Katya Yatsuk.

    Where is the Fork?! by Katya Yatsuk.

    Katya’s flickr profile lists Kirovohrad, Ukraine, as her current home. Check out her flickr stream for lots of fresh, inventive embroidery. Enjoy!

    Too Cute Tuesdays are brought to you in association with our friends over at Feeling…

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