1. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Stewart Easton

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Stewart Easton

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

    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Stewart Easton on a couple of projects, and he’s a great guy. A fantastic illustrator – check out this mural he’s done in the bar at Cecil Sharp House as part of the Yan Tan Tethera project.

    Stewart Easton Mural at Cecil Sharp House

    Cecil Sharp House is home of the English Folk Dance & Song Society, who are working with David Littler on Yan Tan Tethera, a project that I’ve been helping out with in…

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  2. Newsflash! My New CrossStitcher Column!

    Newsflash! My New CrossStitcher Column!

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

    Not since Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, David Cameron met Rupert Murdoch has such a world changing partnership taken place. each month from hereon I’ll be sharing my world view and stitchy adventures with the readers of the world’s best Cross Stitch magazine!

    CrossStitcher

    Do yourself a favour – subscribe to the magazine here. You get it a few days earlier than everyone else and with a big saving on price.…

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  3. Too Cute Tuesday - Cross stitch circle by Pumora

    Too Cute Tuesday – Cross stitch circle by Pumora

    I know I’m taking even more liberties than usual with the “too cute” description of this post, but too bad. I can’t help myself.

    Cross stitch circle by Pumora.

    Cross stitch circle by Pumora.

    As I see photos of her work appearing in my flickr stream, I have been increasingly intrigued by the art of Anne Mende, a.k.a. Pumora.

    Cross stitch circle by Pumora, in progress.

    Cross stitch circle by Pumora, in progress.

    I know very little about the German artist beyond the…

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  4. Ghost in the Embroidery Machine - Embroidery Digitizing: The Science and the Art

    Ghost in the Embroidery Machine – Embroidery Digitizing: The Science and the Art

    Ghost in the Embroidery Machine

    Our good host asked that I begin this adventure with a bit of ‘Digitizing 101′, and I am all too happy to oblige, though I will be covering some philosophical ground along with the technical realities of the craft.

    Erich Campbell - Stitches Magazine Cover - Carousel Horse - January 2012Drily put, embroidery digitizing is the process of creating files containing commands to drive the movement of an embroidery machine’s hoop and needles. The process of digitizing,…

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  5. Phat Quarter Finds - 29th June 2014

    Phat Quarter Finds – 29th June 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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  6. eMbroidery - Seth Brenneman

    eMbroidery – Seth Brenneman

    eMbroidery - A Series Of Interviews With Men Who Stitch

    Welcome to eMbroidery, a series of interviews with male embroiderers. This month, Seth Brenneman.

    Seth Brenneman - Green Dragon Mask

    Name: Seth Brenneman

    Location: Iowa City

    Main embroidery medium: Mixed Mediaish? I sew stretchy fabrics onto steel-wire frames.

    Seth Brenneman - Hadrosaur Lamp

    Noteworthy projects or pieces:The hadrosaur lamp is probably the largest example of my process. My favorite thing about working in these materials is that you’re not…

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  7. Stitchgasm - DottyStitches’ Horror Pillows

    Stitchgasm – DottyStitches’ Horror Pillows

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

    Thanks to Abby for telling me about these awesome cross stitched horror movie poster cushions stitched by her friend Lisa Adams aka DottyStitches.

    Monster & Exorcist Pillows By Lisa Adams

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    Weave - A Social Network for Stitchers

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  8. NSFW Saturday - Spannermagnet

    NSFW Saturday – Spannermagnet

    Hi everybody! Its Saturday, and you know what that means so if youre ready, enjoy an early sighting of Love&ASandwichand get to it!

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  9. Deviant Discoveries - Laura Mason

    Deviant Discoveries – Laura Mason

    Kate Blandford's Deviant Discoveries

    Hello all! Please do excuse my AWOL post last week, I’m not sure what happened there (it was one of *those* weeks) Anyway, here is this weeks dA discovery. This wonderful hand embroidered quote is by Laura Mason aka MasonBee. Laura is incredibly talented and trained at the Royal School of Needlework. Her inspirational quote  (might I add one quite apt for me of late!) is made up of different…

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  10. Showtime Snippets - 26th June 2014

    Showtime Snippets – 26th June 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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  11. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Diane Meyer

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Diane Meyer

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

    Diane Meyer is a mixed-media artist from California.

    Diane Meyer - Mauer Park - cross stitch on photograph

    “I am interested in the failures of photography in preserving experience and personal history as well as the means by which photographs transform history into nostalgic objects that obscure understandings of the past.

    Diane Meyer - New Jersey II - cross stitch on photograph

    “In the Berlin series, sections of the photographs have been obscured by cross-stitch embroidery sewn directly into the…

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  12. Phat Quarter Finds - 15th June 2014

    Phat Quarter Finds – 15th June 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?

    [slickr-flickr]

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  13. Blast from the Past - Minitoko’s See Through Stitchery

    Blast from the Past – Minitoko’s See Through Stitchery

    It's Blast From The Past From Mr X Stitch

    ‘Why didn’t I think of that!?’ said everyone ever who came across this transparent embroidery by Minitoko!

    Minitoko's see through sofa stitchery

    Not only are the fabrics amazing, but those colours too! Offt!

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  14. Sequintial Art - Big News!

     

  15. Showtime Snippets - 19th June 2014

    Showtime Snippets – 19th June 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!

    (more…)

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