Showtime – The Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch!

Yes indeed! I’m curating an exhibition! To coincide with the launch of my new book, I’ve assembled a fantastic selection of cross stitch to prove what a vibrant and versatile art form it can be. Contemporary artists like Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė, Keith Clark, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Lord Libidan, Kate Blandford and Zoe…

How Kreinik makes Metallic Threads

Do you love factory tours or watching how things are made? Today I want to show you how Kreinik makes metallic threads, via a new video produced by Kyle Sams for Kreinik. It offers a rare look at the raw materials, machines, and people who make the threads we use…

The Keiskamma Tapestry

One of my favourite things about embroidery and needlework, in general, is how it can inspire the least of us to do great, albeit humble, things. The Bayeux Tapestry has been admired, copied, re-invented, and used as inspiration by people across the world. The Keiskamma Tapestry is one of these. Created by…