It's another Stitchgasm from Mr X Stitch - the home of contemporary embroidery

 

To be honest, I think I’d rather there was cocaine in Coca-Cola than aspartame. Thanks to Katya for prompting that debate with this nifty hand embroidery!

Bring back cocaine to Coca-Cola

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Mr X Stitch presents Phat Quarter Finds

The Phat Quarter is our Flickr group where you can share pictures of your best stitcheries!

It’s also the place where we host our legendary swaps to coincide with our Fifth Friday Festivals of Fabulousness!

Here’s the latest 20 pictures that have been added. Why don’t you come and join us?

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Spare Sunday – The Trews

by Mr X on 29 March 2015

It’s a Spare Sunday we’re having a day off. Mainly so I can continue to train for the London Marathon, raising money for Action for Children (donate here!).

Sponsor Mr X Stitch as he runs the London Marathon for Action for Children

But we don’t want to leave you hanging – if you’re looking for something good to do on the internet, why not check out Russell Brand’s YouTube Channel, the Trews. He’s dissecting the issues of the day with wit and wisdom. I particularly love this one about Trident, the ridiculously expensive nuclear submarine that the UK Government is determined to spend £20 billion on.

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Do you make music themed art? LA-based artist Ellen Schinderman is curating a new exhibition at the Twilight Gallery in Seattle, and she has issued this call for art.

needle on

Put the Needle on the Record will feature artwork explores “the constant connection between visual art and music.”

DEADLINE: June 25, 2015

DETAILS: Artists, please submit musically themed works – needlepointed album covers, amiguri rockers, embroidered portraits, lyric explored (please push yourself creatively if doing this). All types of stitched work are welcome for submission: knitting, crochet, embroidery (machine, free hand, black work, crewel….), needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, plush, appliqué, tapestry, needle felting (I know it’s not stitched, but there’s needles and often blood, so it fully counts!), beading, mixed media (where fiber is a main component)… and any other stitchy forms i’ve forgotten (or woven or threaded or poked), please submit.

Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medium.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Submissions

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Mr X