1. Book Review - The Liberty Book of Simple Sewing

    Book Review – The Liberty Book of Simple Sewing


    Let’s face it, when a book comes out called The Liberty Book of Simple Sewing you know it’s going to be pretty good, and indeed this book does not disappoint.

    The Liberty Book of Simple Sewing

    Between them, Christine  Leech and Lucinda Ganderton have compiled a really nice set of projects for around the home that you’re bound to like. It doesn’t hurt that each design features really nice Liberty patterns.

    The Liberty Book of Simple Sewing  - Cafe

    There’s some simple…

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  2. Six of the Best - Olisa Corcoran

    Six of the Best – Olisa Corcoran

    Mr X Stitch - the world's best embroidery and needlecraft site. Est 2008

    Find out about Mr X Stitch's Inspired To Stitch columnist, Olisa CorcoranAt Mr X Stitch we’re blessed with a fantastic array of authors, who take time to share their corner of the world of stitch with us. In honour of our sixth birthday, we’re sharing six posts from as many of our team as possible.

    This time, it’s Olisa Corcoran.

    Bursting onto the scene a couple of years ago, Olisa aka CocoaEyes, who has been exploring the cutest parts of the stitchiverse, a task…

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  3. Showtime Snippets - 28th August 2014

    Showtime Snippets – 28th 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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  4. Six of the Best - Young Guns

    Six of the Best – Young Guns

    Mr X Stitch - the world's best embroidery and needlecraft site. Est 2008 At Mr X Stitch we’re blessed with a fantastic array of authors, who take time to share their corner of the world of stitch with us. In honour of our sixth birthday, we’re sharing six posts from as many of our team as possible! Check these guys out!

    We’ve got a couple of recent recruits to the Mr X Stitch family who are bringing a nice bit of attitude in their approach to the world of stitch. I’m…

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  5. Stitchgasm - Nevermind by Mr X Stitch

    Stitchgasm – Nevermind by Mr X Stitch

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

    Despite being the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery and running the world’s best contemporary embroidery and needlecraft site for the past six years, I’m pretty useless at sharing the work that I do.

    You can see most of my stitcheries, among other things, at my Flick photostream, but here’s something new for you.

    Mr X Stitch - Nevermind - Cross Stitch

    This is Nevermind.

    Mr X Stitch - Nevermind - Cross Stitch

    It’s 15876 stitches, 9 inches square and I think it’s…

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  6. Exploring Etsy - Buzzy Feltz

    Exploring Etsy – Buzzy Feltz

    Exploring Etsy with loadofolbobbins!

    Hello there everybody and once again welcome to my little corner of the information super highway, ‘Exploring Etsy’. After the exciting exploration of punch needle embroidery in the last edition it’s time to look at another exciting and equally stabby technique that perhaps you’re all more familiar with: needle felting. Without further ado let me introduce you all to the lovely work of Gemma Bee…

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  7. Milliners, Etsy and the Category Problem

    Milliners, Etsy and the Category Problem

    I’m going in a different direction today. I’m getting political, in a hat-centric way.

    As it says in my bio, I’m an Etsy seller. I’ve been an Etsy seller for a very long time. I’m also captain to a group of Etsy milliners that number over 500. I say this a lot, I know, but in this case I kind of want to make sure that my level of experience with Etsy is right up front. It is my primary…

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  8. Phat Quarter Finds - 24th August 2014

    Phat Quarter Finds – 24th 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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  9. SASHIKO. How far can you go?

    SASHIKO. How far can you go?

    Nuido It Yourself - Japanese Embroidery with Madeline Scharpf

    Happy Sunday to you! Today our topic is a technique called 刺し子 Sashiko (pronounced: sa-sh-ko). Sashiko falls under the category of “functional embroidery”. Sashiko is sometimes found on clothing because it reinforces cotton fabric and can be stitched quickly in attractive patterns. Today, Sashiko is mainly decorative and often seen on napkins and place-mats or hung as artwork.

    You can find this book on amazon.com

    You can find…

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  10. 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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  11. jsarloutte:

    Told you, I began a serie of Ferguson embroidery!

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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