It's Blast From The Past From Mr X Stitch

Another Halloween BFTP this week, going into the not too distant past to last years Stitchgasm! – 5 spooky stitches post!

Poltergueist by Super VelmaPoltergeist by Super Velma

Poppy's Pumpkin Girl by xperimentlPoppy’s Pumpkin Girl by Xperimentl

Vampira by GinaVampira by Gina

Crypt Keeper by LeighlalovesyouCrypt Keeper by Leighlalovesyou

Zombie Arms by SpidersPawZombie Arms by SpidersPaw

A great list of terrifying textiles that are still great a year on! If it’s not broken..don’t fix it!

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Animal Kids. Cross stitch by Sandra Murta, 2014.

Animal Kids. Cross stitch by Sandra Murta, 2014.

Forget aida fabric. How about cross stitch on printed fabric?

Bear, detail. By Sandra Murta, 2014.

Bear, detail. By Sandra Murta, 2014.

Look at the fabulous faces created by Sandra Murta of littenlarger. Her Animal Kids are crazy cute and expert at the same time. And I love their odd little expressions.

Lion by Sandra Murta, 2014.

Lion by Sandra Murta, 2014.

Check out more of her work in her flickr stream.

Panda detail, by Sandra Murta, 2014.

Panda detail, by Sandra Murta, 2014.

Too Cute Tuesdays are brought to you in association with our friends over at Feeling Stitchy!

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Gear Threads Is The Mr X Stitch Machine Embroidery Column - Presented By Urban Threads!

Crow and Gate Clothing began as the creative outlet of a self described “out of work insomniac with too much time on her hands and a slight vintage obsession.”

Artist Tassie Vicars is a Fashion Institute of Technology graduate who combines vintage styles with often quirky embroidery. Many of her garments are adorned with freehand machine stitches, which as she clarifies, are “meant to produce a delightfully off-kilter result, not straight perfect lines. This technique ensures that each piece will be unique and gives this garment its quirky charm.” I love how she uses the imperfection of the art to bring more character to each piece.

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Simple, sweet, and slightly irreverent in its vintage styling, I love the subtle (and not so subtle) use of trompe l’oeil on some of the pieces, and the chic but elegant styling of the slightly imperfect stitches. You can see more of her designs (and even grab a few) on her etsy store.

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Urban Threads - Unique and Awesome Machine Embroidery DesignsGear Threads is brought to you from the offbeat gals at Urban Threads. Created by illustrator Niamh O’Connor, Urban Threads is revolutionizing machine embroidery one edgy, elegant, innovative, and/or offbeat design at a time. Discover the future of digital stitchery at www.urbanthreads.com.

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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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