XStitchersofInstagram – 27th September 2016

I spend quite a lot of time on Instagram these days, so I thought I’d share some of the latest shots from that with you. Enjoy! via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram Share your stitchy ‘grams with us – @mrxstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch If you liked that, you’ll love this!…

The Cuteness of Kamio Mari

  Japanese embroidery artist, Kamio Mari, will strike your fancy with her colorful, handmade creations. Although her work isn’t covered in complicated stitches, her design ability is captivating. Something that seems so simple, in fact requires a great deal of clever technique applications. Kamio Mari studied and graduated from the…

Alice Springs soft sculptures

The first time I saw the work of Dulcie Sharp and the other artists of the Yarrenyty Arltere Art Centre, based in Alice Springs, was at the inaugural Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art in Adelaide, South Australia, in October last year. Their soft sculptures with…

The Funk Files: Embroidery Frontiers – Meet Amee K. Sweet-McNamara

A Google search for “soutache” led me to Amee K. Sweet-McNamara. Amee’s style and color sense hooked me. Amee herself keeps me returning and inspires me to explore some new techniques. Grab a cuppa, and let’s sit down and chat with Amee.   Name: Amee K. Sweet-McNamara Business name: Amee…

Hand & Lock at the V&A

From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of its luxury embroideries, and were frequently referred to as ‘Opus Anglicanum’ (English work). Often featuring complex imagery, and ambitious in their scale and intricacy, they were sought after by kings, queens, popes and cardinals across…