1. The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Louise Saxton

    The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Louise Saxton

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

    Louise Saxton is an embroidery artist from Melbourne, Australia.

    ‘Maria’s Saturn 2011 – after Maria Sybilla Merian c1700’ Reclaimed needlework, lace pins, nylon tulle 55 x 71 cm

    Louise Bourgeois’ said about her art practice; “I do, I undo and I redo”. This resonates with me, but in the case of my reclaimed textile works it’s more like, “I pin, I unpin and I repin”. Sewing pins are intrinsic to my work with reclaimed textiles and, over the past seven years thousands of them have been subsumed into my…

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  2. Craftster Pick of the Week - Red Dalek

    Craftster Pick of the Week – Red Dalek

    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.

    How can we resist this Red Dalek cross stitch by Arachnea? ExStitchMinate!

    Arachnea's Red Dalek Cross Stitch

    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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  3. Inspired to Stitch - Stitch A Pose by Mark Bieraugel

    Inspired to Stitch – Stitch A Pose by Mark Bieraugel

    Inspired to Stitch, Exploring The Creative Journey with Olisa Corcoran

    What do you get when you combine humor, discipline, fashion, a clean design aesthetic, intelligence, research acumen, sick stitching skills and vast curiosity about the world?

    Page 39 (One of Mark's top five).

    Page 39 (One of Mark’s top five).

    You get Mark Bierugel and his fantastic, year-long project Stitch A Pose!

    Mark is embroidering a new artwork into the pages of the September, 2013, American Vogue. Every single day.

    Page 289.

    Page…

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  4. Showtime - X Stitch Hangout - 7th April, London

    Showtime – X Stitch Hangout – 7th April, London

    If you’re in London and you’re looking for a great way to get over that “first Monday of the month” vibe, then the X Stitch Hangout is perfect for you!

    X Stitch Hangout at Drink Shop & Do

    Drink, Shop & Do is one of London’s coolest venues, with the perfect combination of great style, smooth cocktails and big pieces of cake. Add the unique approach of Mr X Stitch to the mix and it’s a winning combination!

    If you have never cross…

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  5. Newsflash - Hand & Lock Embroidery Prize 2014

    Newsflash – Hand & Lock Embroidery Prize 2014

    The Hand & Lock Embroidery Prize 2014

    Hand & Lock has become involved in the campaign to save the May Morris ‘Melsetter hangings’ from leaving the UK to an overseas buyer. All surplus funds raised from the 2014 Hand & Lock Prize are going towards rescuing the treasured works.

    To this end we are happy to announce The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2014entry deadline is being extended for two weeks. The new deadline for registration…

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  6. Phat Quarter Finds - 31st March 2014

    Phat Quarter Finds – 31st March 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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  7. Spare Sunday - Comedian’s Comedian Podcast

    Spare Sunday – Comedian’s Comedian Podcast

    Hey there! It’s a Spare Sunday, so we’re having the day off! But we don’t want to leave you high and dry so here’s a suggestion for somewhere else to hang out today!

    For a few weeks now, I’ve been enjoying the Comedian’s Comedian podcast. Hosted by stand up comic Stuart Goldsmith, it features interviews with comedians and explores the art of comedy. If you think you’re funny it’s a great podcast…

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  8. NSFW Saturday - ArtiMaryia’s Awakening Woman

    NSFW Saturday – ArtiMaryia’s Awakening Woman

    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 and you’re done enjoying Minami’s Katamari Plushies, get to it!

    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!

    Felt Friends by Minami626

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  9. Stitchgasm - Studio MME Kits!

    Stitchgasm – Studio MME Kits!

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

    Two years ago, Studio MME launched a new line of embroidery patterns and kits that let people sew some rather silly things.

    Studio MME - Foxes Sewn Embroidery Kit

    Dreaming foxes, love whales, and antlered girls just waited to be stitched up using the simple running stitch.  Now she’s revamped her kits, making them easier than ever to start up since the pattern is now printed directly onto the provided fabric.

    These kits make…

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  10. Want to be part of the Mr X Stitch Family?

    Want to be part of the Mr X Stitch Family?

    Godzilla Cross Stitch via Geek With Curves

    This Godzilla Cross Stitch from Geek With Curves has nothing to do with the subject of the post, it’s just cool!

    Spring has sprung and the sap is rising. In this case, the sap is Mr X Stitch, and he’s realised that he needs some help with spreading the stitchy awesomeness around the internets!

    We’re looking for people who can do some intern/volunteer work for Mr X Stitch in exchange for massive…

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  11. Get mastered - What links Michael Jackson, Prince William and Ironman?

    Get mastered – What links Michael Jackson, Prince William and Ironman?

    Get Mastered

    In last month’s Get Mastered column we discussed how to design truly original tambour beading design. This month we’re looking at another couture embellishment technique: goldwork.

    An opulent and glamorous form of embroidery, goldwork is traditionally found on military and ceremonial uniforms and now it’s commonly spotted on the catwalks. Embroidery experts, Hand & Lock have produced goldwork…

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  12. Showtime Snippets - 27th March 2014

    Showtime Snippets – 27th March 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. Blast from the Past - Flamgirlant’s Power Animals

    Blast from the Past – Flamgirlant’s Power Animals

    It's Blast From The Past From Mr X Stitch

    All the way back from 2010 are these “power animal” stitches from Flamgirlant.  Chevrons, houndstooth and cute creatures? Yes please!

    Chevron Squirrel

    Houndstooth Jackalope

    See more stitchy goodness at her flickr photostream or her blog.

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  14. Newsflash! Enter the US version of the Great British Sewing Bee!

    Newsflash! Enter the US version of the Great British Sewing Bee!

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

    DO YOU LOVE TO SEW?

    Would you rather spend 100 hours making a dress than 100 dollars buying one? Do you constantly rip apart your thrift store finds and turn them into your own unique fashion statements? Have you created wedding dresses for friends, pants for yourself, or even costumes for comic-con? If so we want to hear from you!

    Want to be on the US version of the Great British Sewing Bee?

    We’re looking for tri-state area men and women who are…

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  15. Stitchgasm - Ways To Remember Trees

    Stitchgasm – Ways To Remember Trees

    It's another Stitchgasm from Mr X Stitch - the home of contemporary embroideryInes Seidel took pieces of photos and leaves, stitching them onto tea bags to create something quite special.

    Ines Seidel's Way To Remember Trees

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    Weave - A Social Network for Stitchers

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