We’ve some fantastic columns on Mr X Stitch and we wanted to celebrate the authors who share their love of needlecraft with you. As we prepare to launch Curationism, we’ve got an interview with curator and artist, Ellen Schinderman – enjoy!
Name: Ellen Schinderman aka Schinders aka Schindermania aka Left Eye
Specialism: Hand embroidery and large scale cross stitch
Favourite Colour: Purple
Favourite Film(s): Auntie Mame/Philadelphia Story/The Muppet Movie/Murder by Death
Favourite Band: The Beastie Boys
Favourite Book: Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones/The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin/Pop Co- Scarlett Thomas
Tell us a joke: What do ghosts like to drink when they party? Booooooze, and spirits.
A little piece of wisdom if you please: Choose joy.
Ellen’s new column – Curationism – will be launching in September and you’ll be able to enjoy it on the first Saturday of every month! We’ve featured Ellen’s work for years, check out the posts here!
I know, I know, I’m already talking about Halloween but it’ll be here before you know it!
Plus with two conventions coming up over the next two weeks, I am busy sewing for dear life so I thought some of you should be too.
Anyway, this is just a round up of some sewing patterns that can be found over on Etsy that I think would be fun for Halloween.
Over at Bee Zee Art you will find a ton of cool patterns. They have other patterns that would be great for Halloween too but I really like this bat pattern.
This Kraken by Pixie Plushies is as cute a sea monsters come. I could see this being worked into a kid’s costume somehow.
And for plushes that could be worked into a Halloween costumes… how about making three of these wearable dragons for the perfect “Khaleesi, mother of dragons” costume? By Game Guardians.
This little werewolf by G and G Patterns would make an adorable Halloween gift for someone or just make him for yourself!
I’ve saved this one for last by Alien Patterns. He is just the right amount of creepy being pretty much life sized (you know, for a Greys alien) and having armature so that he can be posed. I bet you could scare a few kids with him!
So, sewing machines oiled and at the ready?
Becky Gould is the big kid behind Scrumptious Delight. Working from her home in Vancouver, BC she makes plush toys and soft sculptures that combine a love of food, all things furry and an unnatural appreciation of small appliances.