Machine Embroidery, Identity, Expression, and Memory

All careers have their stressful moments, but whenever my stint in the commercial embroidery world has me facing off with a nonplussed co-worker, I’ll often try to back down the frantic tone of the conversation, jokingly asserting ‘Hey, we’re not exactly saving the world here. We make clothes pretty.” While…

ARTeries: The “Plastic” Arts

Plastic? Fibristos and Fibristas, this is not about bags or pop bottles! Soft sculpture is one of the “plastic” arts–forms that are persistent rather than permanent, the arts of shaping, modeling, manipulation and creating volume in materials other than stone, glass, metal or wood. Often metaphorical, or with metaphysical meaning,…

eMbroidery – Eran Inbar

Welcome to eMbroidery, a series of interviews with male embroiderers. This month, Eran Inbar. Name: Eran Inbar Location: Israel Main embroidery medium: Hand embroidery Noteworthy projects or pieces:¬†Settlement (the Hebrew word, Hityashvut, means both ‘settlement’ and ‘sitting down’) is one of my personal favorites, and has been in a number…

XStitchersofInstagram – 6th September 2016

I spend quite a lot of time on Instagram these days, so I thought I’d share some of the latest shots from that with you. Enjoy! via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram Share your stitchy ‘grams with us – @mrxstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch If you liked that, you’ll love this!…

Too Cute Tuesday – Wave Goodbye by Nicole Vos van Avezathe

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to say so long to summer. I’m a longtime admirer of the delicious designs of Nicole Vos van Avezathe (a.k.a. Follow The White Bunny). Her charming Wave Goodbye pattern is the perfect farewell to the joyful fun of summertime. Check…