The Luxe Machine Embroidery of Gothic Lolita Fashion

If you’ve never heard of Gothic Lolita, Wikipedia has the broad but somewhat underwhelming definition of a “fashion subculture originating in Japan that is based on Victorian and Edwardian clothing.” When you really dive into the subculture however, you realize just how rich that fashion is. Luxurious coats, frocks, and dresses all dolled…

Let’s Patch Things Up

It’s a good moment in history for machine embroidery. As you may have noticed, patches (along with their tinier, shinier cousin, the enamel pin) are everywhere right now. And here, in this machine-oriented corner of Mr X’s esteemed embroidery blog, it’s about time we talked about it. People have been…

Threadsteading – The Sewing Strategy Game Played on an Embroidery Machine

Threadsteading is a unique fusion of machine embroidery and tabletop gaming, turning embroidery into a territory-control board game. In it, players deliver commands to the machine to take control of a hexagonal space, stitching a permanent mark on the fabric. In the end, the players will have created an embroidered piece…