The Watchers: Learning Machine Embroidery through Observation

My first experiences with machine embroidery and digitizing didn’t happen behind a computer; they happened at the machine. The old multi-head machines I first learned on didn’t have proper thread breakage sensors, and even though they were reasonably reliable, this meant that they had to be watched with rapt attention…

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…

eMbroidery – Stewart Kelly

Welcome to eMbroidery, a series of interviews with male embroiderers. This month, Stewart Kelly.     Name: Stewart Kelly Location: Manchester, United Kingdom Main embroidery medium: Drawing with Hand and Machine Embroidery Noteworthy projects or pieces: Recent exhibitions have included Fibremen 5 and Scythia 11: International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art…