Pinning The Past – British Folk Art Textiles

One of Summer 2014’s big London art exhibitions was Tate Britain’s British Folk Art show. Folk art is generally defined as things made by non-professional artists outside of the commercial art world. It isn’t really as simple as that, and this exhibition acknowledges that there’s no exact definition. What is…

Newsflash – Ruth Singer Wins Big!

Huge congratulations to Mr X Stitch family member Ruth Singer, who scooped the Fine Art Quilt Masters prize at this year’s Festival of Quilts! Here’s the official story: Professional textile artist, Ruth Singer, aged 41 from Leicester, has won the prestigious Fine Art Quilt Masters prize at the Festival of Quilts…

Creative Crushes – Neroli Henderson

Just as Alice fell down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland, Neroli Henderson literally tumbled from one world and ended up somewhere quite unexpected… “I guess you could say I fell into textile art.” After a nasty fall, Neroli’s life changed drastically. “During all of this time, I lived by…

eMbroidery – Dale Rowse

Welcome to eMbroidery, a series of interviews with male embroiderers. This month, Dale Rowse. Name: Dale Rowse (a.k.a Quilting Cowboy) Location: Los Angeles, CA Main embroidery medium: Quilting Noteworthy projects or pieces: My Texas Star was photographed for a book. How did you come to be an embroiderer? I was a…