It's the Mr X Stitch Make a Cross Stitch Pattern Every Week for 52 Weeks Challenge Thingy!

Another week, another free cross stitch pattern for you to download and I’m keeping things political for a little while longer. I’m standing as a candidate for Central Bedfordshire Council and I’m representing the Green Party. So it’s my pleasure to dedicate the next Flash Card to the only UK political party that seems to care about our people and their environment.

Right click and “Save As…” to download the pattern!

Mr X Stitch 52 Challenge - Week 16 - G is for Green Party

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These sleeping kitties are beyond cute!

Circle Kitties by Cate Anevski.

Circle Kitties by Cate Anevski.

I love the clean, simple design of Cate Anevski’s cat embroideries. Cute but spare. Totally perfect.

Check out more of her work on her blog, Bee’s Knees Industries, and in her Etsy shop!

Too Cute Tuesdays are brought to you in association with our friends over at Feeling Stitchy!

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Gear Threads Is The Mr X Stitch Machine Embroidery Column - Presented By Urban Threads!

There’s a certain haunting quality to the machine embroidery work of artist Marjolein Starreveld. Faces emerge as if from a fog, distorted in ways that seem almost like a glitch in the matrix. The raw, mixed media quality of the pieces combined with trailing threads gives everything the sense that it might disintegrate if we stare just a little bit too long, and yet your eyes can’t help but linger.

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The slightly crumbling quality to her pieces is no accident, as she cites “deformation” as a major theme in her work.

Marjolein started working in hand embroidery after graduating art school, but moved onto machine embroidery and enjoys experimenting and using the “strange mistakes” that happen in the medium as part of the look of her art.

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Marjolein Starreveld 06If you would like to see more of Marjolein Starreveld’s amazing work, check it all out on her website.

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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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