The Natural Whimsy of Rachel Wright

The main goal of artist Rachel Wright is, as she states it, “to delight the eye.” She uses rich color, paint, and intricate freestyle machine embroidery to bring scenes of nature and landscapes to life in colorful ways.  The shapes, colors and details of her favorite subject matter are borrowed and echoed…

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…