1. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Almas Pieters

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Almas Pieters

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

    Almas Pieters is a mixed-media artist from the Netherlands.

    Almas Pieters - Genevieve

    “As an illustrator Almas Pieters uses different kinds of everyday materials and crafts from grandma’s time to tell stories. She, in particular, has a fascination for thread/needle and textiles. Not bound by any technical knowledge she walks along beaten paths looking for new and surprising angles.

    Almas Pieters - Stolen Beauties

    “Inspired by the drive of outsider…

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  2. Showtime! X Stitch Hangout + Yan Tan Tethera @ Drink Shop & Do

    Showtime! X Stitch Hangout + Yan Tan Tethera @ Drink Shop & Do

    Come and join us at Drink, Shop & Do in London on Monday 5th August for an evening of top stitching action!

    Not only can you enjoy the legendary X Stitch Hangout from 7.30pm, but we’ll also be working on another TextileFolkSong chair as part of the Yan Tan Tethera project from 5pm.

    Yan Tan Tethera Graffiti Chairs At Camden Collective

    Two cool embroidery projects in the same evening – how can you resist? See you there!

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  3. Craftster Pick of the Week - Ma Rainey

    Craftster Pick of the Week – Ma Rainey

    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.

    thisbirdsabsurd stitched this free machine portrait of old time Blues singer Ma Rainey and it’s ace!

    Ma Rainey machine embroidery by thisbirdsabsurd

    See the original Craftster post here, and be sure to come back next time for another great pick from the forums!

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  4. Too Cute Tuesday - Bloom Skeleton by Pam Pedersen

    Too Cute Tuesday – Bloom Skeleton by Pam Pedersen

    This lovely Bloom Where You are Planted Skeleton is the perfect marriage of clever design and perfect ground fabric. More chic and moody than “cute,” Bloom Skeleton has a wicked humor, turning the image of death into one of rebirth.

    Detail from Bloom Where You Are Planted, hand embroidery by Pam Pedersen, 2014

    Detail from Bloom Where You Are Planted, hand embroidery by Pam Pedersen, 2014

    Pam Pedersen, a.k.a Kitty Kill, is one of the rockstars of the online stitching and…

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  5. Stitchgasm - Olga Orlova

    Stitchgasm – Olga Orlova

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

    I just had one of those wonderful moments when you discover someone with heaps of talent. Olga Orlova has a terrific portfolio of beaded jewellery on her site.

    Olga Orlova - Queen of the Garden

    This piece, called Queen of the Garden is pretty amazing. Check out the detail shot below and be sure to visit Olga’s site for more remarkable pieces.

    Olga Orlova - Queen of the Garden (detail)

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  6. Ghost in the Embroidery Machine - Deconstructing Distortion in Digitizing

    Ghost in the Embroidery Machine – Deconstructing Distortion in Digitizing

    Ghost in the Embroidery Machine

    To continue our ‘Digitizing 101’ theme, we’ll be covering one of the most basic, and yet most troublesome concepts for budding embroidery digitizers – distortion. There is a fairly constant amount of distortion of our designs that occurs during the stitching process due to the physical interactions between the stitches themselves and between them and the material on which one stitches. This…

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  7. Millinery Operations: Flower Fetish

    Millinery Operations: Flower Fetish

    <a title=”Millinery Operations with Emily
    Moe” href=”http://www.mrxstitch.com/category/millinery-operations/”><img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-39092” title=”Millinery Operations
    with Emily Moe” alt=”Millinery Operations with Emily Moe” src=”http://www.mrxstitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Millinery-Operation
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    Flower-making is one of the most…

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  8. Phat Quarter Finds - 27th July 2014

    Phat Quarter Finds – 27th 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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  9. The Long and the Short of it

    The Long and the Short of it

    Nuido It Yourself - Japanese Embroidery with Madeline Scharpf

    ロングアンドショートステッチ «< That’s Katakana. It’s one of three Japanese alphabets and used for words that are not originally Japanese but are commonly used. If you could read it, it would say: ‘rongu ando shiyoto sutichi’. That doesn’t help? What if I told you it’s, ‘long and short stitch’. Does ‘rongu ando shiyoto sutichi’ make sense now that you read it again?

    The only difference between these two examples is the thread thickness.

    The only difference between these two…

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  10. Deviant Discoveries - Sotone

    Deviant Discoveries – Sotone

    Kate Blandford's Deviant Discoveries

    Welcome back to another Deviant Discovery. Following up from this post a couple of weeks ago I have stumbled on yet another skull themed delight, this time in the shape of a radical hand embroidered cat skull by the talented Sotone.

    Sotone - Cat Skull
    Has anyone seen any awesome stitchery over on dA? If you’re a member be sure to join the Phat Quarter dA division. Have a happy weekend!

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    It's Kate BlandfordKate Blandfordis a craft…

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  11. Stitchgasm - Calvin & Hobbes by Laura Hartrich

    Stitchgasm – Calvin & Hobbes by Laura Hartrich

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

    Big props to Andrew Salomone for featuring this amazing piece by Laura Hartrich on Make.

    Calvin and Hobbes Hand Embroidery by Laura Hartrich

    Calvin & Hobbes was just one of the best cartoons ever, and Laura’s embroidered panel is a masterwork.

    Calvin and Hobbes Hand Embroidery by Laura Hartrich (progress)

    I was pleased to read this tale of a recent appearance of Bill Watterson in the Pearls Before Swine comic strip.

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  12. Blast from the Past - Buffyfan1977’s Cross Stitch

    Blast from the Past – Buffyfan1977′s Cross Stitch

    It's Blast From The Past From Mr X Stitch

    Delving deep to discover this historic gem from Buffyfan1977! I am a huuuge Buffy fan, so this cross stitched piece is like pure gold!!

    BUFFY_CROSS_STITCH_WILLOW_by_buffyfan1977

    But Buffy fan or not, you have to appreciate the time and detail in these cross stitched pieces! Be sure to look at BuffyFan1977′s DeviantART page to see her enormous collection is similarly detailed x’s!

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  13. Stitchgasm - Karen Paust

    Stitchgasm – Karen Paust

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

    I’m glad to see that people are still pushing at the boundaries of beadwork. Karen Paust is keeping things natural, but doing a magnificent job of it.

    Karen Paust - Beadwork Fly

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  14. 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):

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    Old-school embroidermation. Sort of.

    Old-school…

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  15. 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?

    [slickr-flickr]

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