Mr X Stitch http://www.mrxstitch.com Contemporary embroidery and needlecraft Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:00:16 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 https://i2.wp.com/www.mrxstitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/cropped-I-Heart-Mr-X-2014-200px.jpg?fit=32%2C32 Mr X Stitch http://www.mrxstitch.com 32 32 5512375 NSFW Saturday – Intwosandthrees http://www.mrxstitch.com/intwosandthrees/ http://www.mrxstitch.com/intwosandthrees/#respond Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:00:16 +0000 http://www.mrxstitch.com/?p=51300

Hi everybody! It’s Saturday, and you know what that means – so if you’re ready, say hi to Kermit and and get on down! WARNING! NSFW SATURDAYS WILL CONTAIN CONTENT THAT IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK! IF YOU READ THESE POSTS, AND ARE OFFENDED, WE’RE SORRY BUT WE DID WARN…

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Lord Libidan’s Look Out – December ’17 http://www.mrxstitch.com/lord-libidans-look-december-17/ http://www.mrxstitch.com/lord-libidans-look-december-17/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:50 +0000 http://www.mrxstitch.com/?p=70893 I always love December on Instagram; you just never know what awesome projects are going to turn up.   My Neighbour Totoro has to be one of my all time favorite animes, and there are always a slew of awesome stitches based on it. However this peice by @maschaxstitch is…

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Lord Libidan

Lord Libidan is a cross stitch designer and artist by day, member of aristocracy by night. He stitches and designs video game and contemporary cross stitch, and tries to break the mold when ever possible.

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Stitchgasm – Harriet Frances Stiles http://www.mrxstitch.com/harriet-stiles/ http://www.mrxstitch.com/harriet-stiles/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:41:57 +0000 http://www.mrxstitch.com/?p=70831

A massive well done to Harriet Frances Stiles for her contributions to embroidery in 2017. After graduating a few years ago from the Royal School of Needlework, she has gone on to carve out success in her field, giving traditional embroidery techniques a modern edge. She has created items for sale,…

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xAilish

As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects.  These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute.  Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. I had my first solo exhibition in March 2016 and have been part of numerous group exhibitions.  Currently I am columnist for textile art publication “Be Creative with Workbox”; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online) and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art. A feature piece in Cloth Paper Scissors is to be published in early 2018. I hope to continue building my profile as an artist and writer.

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Exploring Etsy – Happy Gwensday http://www.mrxstitch.com/exploring-etsy-happy-gwensday/ http://www.mrxstitch.com/exploring-etsy-happy-gwensday/#comments Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:00:39 +0000 http://www.mrxstitch.com/?p=70868

Happy New Year needlecrafters of the world! I hope this finds you well rested and all fired up for another year of Etsy adventures. I figured for this, our first ‘Exploring Etsy’ outing of the year, I’d try and tackle some of the grey weather that’s been hanging around here…

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LoadofOlBobbins

Jessica Taylor aka Loadofolbobbins is a Textile Artist and Illustrator based by the sea in Portsmouth. At her happiest with a needle and thread, with a passion for genealogy she often explores old photographs in her textile art. With her fingers in many creative pies she loves to experiment with new techniques, creating illustrated and stitched goodies for her Etsy shop.

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Deviant Discoveries – Per Fhager http://www.mrxstitch.com/deviant-discoveries-per-fhager/ http://www.mrxstitch.com/deviant-discoveries-per-fhager/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:00:17 +0000 http://www.mrxstitch.com/?p=70859

Here we are. 2018. We’ve had a fight about a big red button, the NHS is on it’s knees and the new series of Black Mirror might as well be reality TV. Cheery huh? To lighten the mood how about a nostalgic trip back to 90s? When life seemed a…

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Kate Blandford

Kate Blandford is a craft and doodle enthusiast currently working in Bristol. With a penchant for cross stitch and pixels, Kate produces work dabbling in both the handmade and the digital. Her work was once described as ‘shabby chic for Satanists’ due to her love of embroidery, twee skulls and Slayer.

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January threadgasm: the colors of snow http://www.mrxstitch.com/january-threadgasm-colors-snow/ http://www.mrxstitch.com/january-threadgasm-colors-snow/#comments Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:00:14 +0000 http://www.mrxstitch.com/?p=70845

January curbs your enthusiasm, doesn’t it? Holidays are over, we’re back to work and school, the cold makes your bones ache, while snow puts an icy damper on excursions. Can we choose to celebrate this most uncolorful month of January? Can we turn to our favorite indoorsy activity, stitching, to…

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KreinikGirl

Dena Lenham, aka KreinikGirl, is Creative Director at Kreinik Manufacturing Company, a family-owned, USA-based business that manufactures high-quality yarns and threads made of metallics, silks and real metals from their West Virginia factory. Dena’s monthly column, Kreinik Calling, sheds light on the fascinating fibres that we all use and love.

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Stitchgasm – Kathryn Coulter http://www.mrxstitch.com/kathryn-coulter/ http://www.mrxstitch.com/kathryn-coulter/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 20:28:47 +0000 http://www.mrxstitch.com/?p=70835

Talk about getting the place setting right for your embroidery photography!  This wild floral display was created by Kathryn Coulter who recently graduated from Ulster University with a degree in Textile art, design and fashion.  Having gained recognition from the Embroiderers’ Guild, she was highlighted in this years showcase of…

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xAilish

As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects.  These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute.  Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. I had my first solo exhibition in March 2016 and have been part of numerous group exhibitions.  Currently I am columnist for textile art publication “Be Creative with Workbox”; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online) and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art. A feature piece in Cloth Paper Scissors is to be published in early 2018. I hope to continue building my profile as an artist and writer.

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Another 10 Instagram Accounts for Hat Lovers http://www.mrxstitch.com/another-10-instagram-accounts-hat-lovers/ http://www.mrxstitch.com/another-10-instagram-accounts-hat-lovers/#respond Thu, 21 Dec 2017 22:55:35 +0000 http://www.mrxstitch.com/?p=70769

Happy December! It’s become a holiday tradition for me to skip a wordy, philosophical post in favor of … eye candy. In case you missed the previous installments, here are Top 10 Instagram Accounts for Hat Lovers and 10 More Instagram Accounts for Hat Lovers. 10. Lady Bird’s Hatberdashery –…

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Kristin Silverman

Kristin Silverman designs and makes hats under the label Silverhill Creative Millinery. She specializes in vintage-inspired hats for everyday modern wear. Kristin is also a singer and actor.

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Felter Skelter: Happy Holidays! 🎁🎄⛄ http://www.mrxstitch.com/felter-skelter-happy-holidays/ http://www.mrxstitch.com/felter-skelter-happy-holidays/#respond Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:00:04 +0000 http://www.mrxstitch.com/?p=70740

The end of the year is nearly upon us and it’s time for another holiday roundup! Needle felt makes excellent festive decor, from wreaths and ornaments, to cute holiday plushies and soft sculpture. Check out some of this year’s favorites below. Amy Jennett (The Sequoia Tree) IssaFelt Tatiana Trot (Tati…

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Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams creates needle felt sculptures based on dreams and visions. She lives and works in New York City.

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Exploring Etsy – Fabric And Ink and Tiny Hand Embroidery http://www.mrxstitch.com/exploring-etsy-fabric-ink-tiny-hand-embroidery/ http://www.mrxstitch.com/exploring-etsy-fabric-ink-tiny-hand-embroidery/#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:26 +0000 http://www.mrxstitch.com/?p=70709

The time has come for ‘Exploring Etsy’ to go into hibernation until the New Year; my, that sure feels like it’s crept up rather quickly! But before I hang up my all terrain needlecraft explorer kit just yet, I’ve ventured out once more to bring a special bumper edition featuring…

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LoadofOlBobbins

Jessica Taylor aka Loadofolbobbins is a Textile Artist and Illustrator based by the sea in Portsmouth. At her happiest with a needle and thread, with a passion for genealogy she often explores old photographs in her textile art. With her fingers in many creative pies she loves to experiment with new techniques, creating illustrated and stitched goodies for her Etsy shop.

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