Yumiko Reynolds’ Love and Light

  There are as many different forms of freemotion machine embroidery as there are artists who practice it … and in the hands of London textile artist Yumiko Reynolds, thread comes to life in a unique style filled with emotion and texture. Her “stitch drawings” emphasize light and shadow, depicting…

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…