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Big props to manbroiderer Keith Clark who came up with a great piece of craftivism that made it into the national press here in the UK.

Keith Clark's Cross Stitched Credit Card

Keith Clark posted a message on the Santander UK Facebook page explaining his frustration. He had ordered a replacement card after his was cloned at the end of April, something he praised the bank for flagging up.

However, he was less impressed with the time taken to provide a replacement. He says he was told one would arrive within 8-10 days and when it didn’t, he went into a branch, only to be told one hadn’t been ordered.

He says he immediately ordered a new one. But this didn’t arrive. He decided to start stitching on Monday, 19 days after ordering his card. Then he posted it.

Keith Clark, manbroiderer

His creation arrived at Santander’s head office on Wednesday morning, having been sent using the Royal Mail’s recorded delivery service.

“My motivation was I found it unbelievable that it takes 8-10 days to make a debit card and send it to me so I thought I’d wait and see how long it takes to get something to them,” the 29-year-old says. “If I can knock something out and send it within three days, why can’t they?”

Clark has previous experience when it comes to cross-stitching. Eighteen months ago the west Londoner started stitching portraits of R&B stars and DJs to “kill time on the Tube”. But he’s been taken aback by the reaction on social media to his bank card.

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

On her deviantArt page, Sheepishwolfie has a growing portfolio of terrific video-game cross stitches. This one, of Garudamon, is perfect example – that white outline on the black aida is kickass.

Sheepishwolfie - Garudamon - Cross Stitch

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Big up Tom Katsumi who is planning on stitching the results of the UK General Election on Thursday:

“On the night of Thur 7th – Fri 8th May (UK time) I’m going to attempt to live-cross-stitch the results of the 2015 UK general election. I’ll probably fail and just end up falling asleep on a needle, but if you are inclined feel free to check in on proceedings on twitter, instagram or facebook (#‎UK2015GeneralElectionResultsLiveStitch ).

Tom Katsumi - General Election Live Stitch
“Here’s the (still work in progress) results board.  Each of the 650 stitches on the map represents one UK ‘constitchuency’ and I’ll be filling them in with the appropriate colour as the results come in – providing regular updates until I pass out or a coup d’etat renders the results irrelevant.”

I just hope he’s bought lots of green thread! #votegreen2015

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Reminiscent of the absurdity created by Robin McCarthy, Laura McKellar produced a series of embroidered portraits with a nice touch of the surreal, on the theme The Ugly Duckling. Check them out!

ugly_duckling_2_by_78_stone

 

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