1. Stitchgasm - Ben Venom - All The Aces

    Stitchgasm – Ben Venom – All The Aces

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

    Ben Venom gives me a stitchgasm every damn time. You can enjoy this piece – All The Aces – at the Jonathan Levine Gallery as part of a stellar lineup.

    Ben Venom - All The Aces (2013) - Quilt

    “Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Cruel Summer, a group exhibition curated by collector, graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman.

    “Cruel Summer will take place in both locations of Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West…

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  2. Newsflash - Win Tickets to the Handmade Fair!!

    Newsflash – Win Tickets to the Handmade Fair!!

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

    I’m giving you advance warning of a great competition we’ll be having as part of our sixth birthday celebrations at the end of the month. We’ve got a total of ten tickets for the Handmade Fair to give away – pay attention on Friday 29th August to find out how to win!

    Kirstie's Handmade Fair - 19th to 21st September 2014

    As you should know, I’m taking part in the first ever Handmade Fair in September at Hampton Court. I’ll be doingcross stitch…

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  3. Showtime Snippets - 14th August 2014

    Showtime Snippets – 14th 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. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - ZoraHolly

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – ZoraHolly

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

    ZoraHolly is a mother and daughter embroidery team from China.

    ZoraHolly - Chrysanthemum Sculpture Necklace

    “It is hard to explain the secret behind our work. When my mother and I first worked together to create these art works we could never have imagined the results. Our only wish is to share them with those among you who love art. Also, we feel our work has a sense of fulfilling a special destiny. A daughter who was once taught so many…

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  5. Stitchgasm - Julie Sarloutte’s Sherlock

    Stitchgasm – Julie Sarloutte’s Sherlock

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

    Julie Sarloutte‘s style of stitch has echoes of Cayce Zavaglia and Louise Riley, and is just terrific. Add a bit of Benedict and I think that’s probably you guys done for the night then.

    Julie Sarloutte - Sherlock - Hand Embroidery

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  6. Blast from the Past - Sasha Foster’s Zodiac’s

    Blast from the Past – Sasha Foster’s Zodiac’s

    It's Blast From The Past From Mr X Stitch

    Sasha Foster created these beautiful Zodiac embroideries a few years back, but we don’t know if she ever completed the set!


    Cancer

    Capricorn

    Leo

    Pisces

    Personally, I’d love to see all of the scopes! Hopefully, one day, Sasha will put us out of our misery and complete all 12 signs.

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  7. Too Cute Tuesday - Emma’s Pet by Jessica Pambianco

    Too Cute Tuesday – Emma’s Pet by Jessica Pambianco

    Emma's Pet. Hand embroidery on cotton muslin, with watercolor.

    Emma’s Pet. Hand embroidery on cotton muslin, with watercolor.

    Emma’s Pet is the loveliest embroidery of a children’s book illustration that I’ve seen in a long time.

    I watched these little cuties develop on Instagram, as Jessica Pambianco posted her photos of her works in progress. It was like time lapse photography. Each frame she posted contained more details, from her expert stitching of the…

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  8. Kreinik Calling - Quilting with Spice

    Kreinik Calling – Quilting with Spice

    Kreinik Calling! Exclusive to Mr X Stitch!

    Using a variety of threads in a needlework design is like using spices in cooking: all one flavor and texture can be rather bland, whereas a blend of different ingredients can make the final result fabulous.

    I’ve often thought of quilting as a recipe, with multiple ingredients cut, mixed, combined, and blended together to make a whole. Like cooking or baking, the process and end use can be…

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  9. Phat Quarter Finds - 10th August 2014

    Phat Quarter Finds – 10th 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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  10. Stitchgasm - 1000 Pelicans

    Stitchgasm – 1000 Pelicans

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

    We featured the work of manbroiderer Jerome Speekman in a recent eMbroidery post, and we’re pleased to share his completed piece, “1000 Pelicans”.

    Jerome Speekman - 1000 Pelicans

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  11. #handmade100 - Vote for MrXStitch

    #handmade100 – Vote for MrXStitch

    Hello there lovely people!

    The Handmade Fair is happening in September and I’m going to be doing cross stitch workshops each day – I’d love to meet you!

    As part of their celebrations, they’ve launched the #Handmade100 to find out who are the most influential crafters.

    It would be superawesome if you can vote for MrXStitch. If you want a reminder of why it’s worth a vote, check out this old post…

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  12. NSFW Saturday - TrueStitches’ Kama Sutra

    NSFW Saturday – TrueStitches’ Kama Sutra

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

    Hi everybody! It’s Saturday, and you know what that means – so if you’re ready, check out Squirrel Momma’s Wolfie and then push on through!

    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!

    Squirrel Momma's Wolfie - Needle Felting & Book

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  13. Deviant Discoveries - Ahookamigurumi

    Deviant Discoveries – Ahookamigurumi

    Kate Blandford's Deviant Discoveries

    The inner nerd inside me loves this ‘things aren’t always #000000 and #FFFFFF’ cross stitch by dA user Ahookamigurumi. You can buy this pattern on her Etsy here.

    Ahookamigurumi - 'Things aren't always black and white'

    Anooka makes some rad patterns, check out this AMAZING pineapple crochet bag which you can win if you head over to her blog!

    Have a happy weekend!

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    It's Kate BlandfordKate Blandfordis a craft and doodle enthusiast currently working in Bristol. With a…

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  14. Sprite Stitch Best Bits – July ’14

    Sprite Stitch Best Bits – July ’14

    Sprite Stitch Best Bits

    This years charity square is really starting to hit it off, with a whole slew of new stitches coming through, so why not have a post devoted to them?

    This Fallout New Vegas stitch by SonnySplendor is amazing. Although I am obsessed with Fallout…

    Fallout New Vegas by SonnySplender

    Retro Legend Of Zelda stitch by SofraStarfyre is a sure hitter too.

    Legend Of Zelda by SofraStarfyre

    rockinwithrammstein has brought a long forgotten classic back with this Jak 2…

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  15. Showtime Snippets - 7th August 2014

    Showtime Snippets – 7th 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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