Stitchgasm – Marjolein van Vessem

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

Thanks to Marjolein for getting in touch to share her latest work. Here’s what she said about it:

“I have never made anything like this before. My thoughts, feelings and needle work all came together in this. It is about the people fleeing their country and go over the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece or Italy. So many people drown and when surviving, people come to Europe. They are put in camps and they are not welcome. I feel ashamed of my government( Dutch) and of Europe. I am disappointed in the people that do not welcome these people.  I used a Dutch song: ‘The world belongs to everyone- everyone belong to the world’ of a famous Dutch singer, The Lau, as an inspiration.”

Marjolein van Vessem's Hand Embroidery

It’s a great piece, full of detail, texture and vibrancy. Deep messages interpreted in stitch is just what we like round here.

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Stitchgasm – Crudistore’s Hand Embroidery Love

Geometry + negative space = love

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(VENDIDO) Tcharaam! Olha quem está prontinho. 😍 Quadro Geometric LOVE disponível pra venda, esperando por você! ✨Peça única pra enfeitar sua casa com extilo! ✌🏼️🌈💖 Gostou? Vem falar comigo 😘😘 muah! #love #triangles #geometric
#handembroidery #abmlifeiscolorful #creativityfound #thatsdarling #colourful #xstitchersofinstagram via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/1metol4 Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – thread_counted’s whale

If you ask me, this #handembroidery by @thread_counted is a job whale done.
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Look at this beauty! My favourite parts are the barnacles and the magnetic blues. This 6″ is ready for grabs if anyone’s interested! #handembroidery #embroidery #hoopart #crafting #humpbackwhale #barnacles #handmade #creativityfound #xstitchersofinstagram #satinstitch #whale #ocean #sealife via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29RCrVM Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – Sevenblackhatchets’ Murder Embroidery

I’ve seen quite a few disturbing stitcheries in my time, and this hand embroidery by @sevenblackhatchets is up there with the best of them! ・・・
Murder scene embroidery #embroidery #embroidered #embroideryhoop #embroideryhoopart #embroideryhoops #murderscene #handmade #handsewn #thedarkside #paintingwiththread #handembroidery #sketchy #disturbed #creativityfound #red #blood #murder #xstitchersofinstagram via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29OyvXn Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – Anne Valerie DuPont’s Bust

Anne Valerie DuPont is a mixed media sculptor who creates soft statues filled with character and presence. Find out about her on the big site: http://ift.tt/29QijDe

Image via @t_anton66

#annevaleriedupond #softsculpture #textileart #white #creativityfound #handembroidery #portraiture #bust #French #mixedmedia #3DTextiles #xstitchersofinstagram via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29Wklo1 Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – Charlotte_Stitches’ Cephlapod

Want a curious biological embroidery? Go see @charlotte_stitches!
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Finally finito! Definitely my favourite so far.I’ve learned so much doing this piece and can’t wait to start my next one, I’m thinking something a little more botanical (but I can’t stay away from sealife for long!)
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#lovetheprocess #floss #hoopart #embroidery #handmade #progress #embroider #natureart #zoology #naturalhistory #needleart #therapy #finished #craftsposure #etsy #etsyuk #squid #cephalopod #embroideryinstaguild  #wallart #cambridge #art #scienceart #instaart #xstitchersofinstagram #handembroidery #pink via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29FzBEX Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – John Paradiso’s Pansies

I’ve been a fan of @john_paradiso_artist for a long time so I’m glad to have found him on here at last. If you’ve not come across his work before, you might do now. Especially some of the other pieces, know what I’m sayin’? #regram
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Pink Leather Pansies, 2016, hand stitches embroidery on leather #embroidery #leatherpansy #handstitched #handstitchedleather #gay #handembroidery #black #pink #flowers #manbroiderer #menwhostitch #queerembroidery #hooplastitch #xstitchersofinstagram via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29A1rin Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – What Would Kanye Do?

It’s Monday, and time to decide how the week is gonna pan out.
I’m going to @latitudefest at the end of it, so that’ll be ace, but in the meantime… #regram @starkissedjade
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All finished #whatwouldkanyedo #crossstitch #etsyshop #flowers #yeezus #kanye #kanyewest #xstitchersofinstagram #embroidery #creativityfound via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29xaCFk Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – Heidi_M_Pearl’s Goldwork

Let’s have a bit of goldwork this Sunday. It’s great when you get it right, not as difficult as you may think and something everyone should try.
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#handembroidered #handembroidery #creative #luxury #l #monogram #craft #bespoke #gold #thread #metalwork #embroidery #textiles #goldwork #gold #creativityfound #xstitchersofinstagram via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29qxcKU Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – Ofcourseknotshop does Rick & Morty

It’s Saturday night!
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New pattern up on the store! Wubalubadubdub!
#rickandmorty #rick #wubalubadubdub #Crossstitch #xstitch #crossstitching #xstitchersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #handmadecrosstitch #xstitching #pattern #patterndesign #crossstitcher #embroidery #embroider #ofcourseknotshop #makeitpersonal #etsyseller #handmadepattern #handmade #handmadeisbetter #Saturday #wrecked #riggitywrecked via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29vWY15 Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – Stitchosaurex Rex

@stitchosaurusrex is getting weird with her stitches in all the right ways.
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Cheetah head and African florals. #handembroidery #handmade #embroideryart #embroidery #stitchosaurusrex #Etsy #floralembroidery #allmyowndesigns #craftsposure #handembroidery #surreal #cheetah #Africa #creativityfound #hooplastitch #xstitchersofinstagram via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29IYaBE Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – Georges_Crucifiliste

@georges_crucifiliste is subverting pop culture cross stitch in ways that totally push my buttons. This Mario remix is super smart.
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#pointdecroix #broderie #crossstitch #embroidery #artwork #art #needlework #xstitch #stitchersofinstagram #popart #japanculture #georgescrucifiliste #capitalism #xstitchersofinstagram #manbroiderer #Mario #mushroom #spritestitch #nintendo #creativityfound via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29prnNw Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – Alison Hunter’s Felted Plate

I like this idea a lot!
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Felt Plate #needlefelting #plate #textileart #felt #mashup #creativityfound #florals #crockery #mixedmedia #thatsdarling #xstitchersofinstagram via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29pPu0O Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – kariecakes’ Kang

Kang you believe it’s Thursday? The weekend is nearly here!
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Aaaand it’s done. Took me forever to finish though 😪. Gotta cut it our completely once the fabric glue and fray check dries. Ayyyye lmao 👽 oh it also glows in the dark. #thesimpsons #treehouseofhorror #kangandkodos #kang #kodos #embroidery #custom #needlepoint #needlework #fiberart #takemetoyourleader #iwanttobelieve #ufo #bordado #rigelians #DMCfloss #skeins #sublimestitching #alien #oldladyhobby #handembroidery #patch #embroideredpatch #textileart #embroideryinstaguild #creativityfound #xstitchersofinstagram via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29AjuqH Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – Cherin_Mayuka’s Silk Shaded Bunny

A super cute embroidered rabbit. Just because I can. Think of it as a mid week pick you up. 🙂 #regram @cherin_mayuka
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Piece of illustration ✨イラストの一部分が出来ました
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Stitchgasm – Angellthingzz says Leaf Me Alone

Try not to let hump day get the better of you. But if you are feeling anti-social… #regram @angellthingzz
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HAPPY CUSTOMER ALERT!🍃🌿🍂 Order from me yallllllll #handmade #embroidery #leafmealone #supportyourlocalartists #handembroidery #green #leaf #creativityfound #hooplastitch #xstitchersofinstagram #humpday via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29pBBPx Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm! Walt by Mary Jo Eckhart

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

Allow me to introduce you to Walt. He is gorgeous, no?

Walt, 2016. Hand embroidery by Mary Jo Eckhart.
Walt, 2016. Hand embroidery by Mary Jo Eckhart.

Recently, I was lucky enough to meet the Chicago-area stitcher Mary Jo Eckhart at a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, an art school in the Great Smoky Mountains. We were both enrolled in a week-long class with the amazing artist Lauren DiCioccio on “painting portraits with thread.”

Mary Jo, who has done most of her work in needlepoint, attacked this portrait of her husband Walt with passion and a fearless (yet restrained) used of color, line and shadow.

It was a pleasure to watch Mary Jo apply to freeform hand embroidery the hardcore technical skills she has acquired from her long history of working with thread. Walt is worked on a vintage linen napkin.

Detail from Walt, 2016.
Detail from Walt, 2016.

What I learned from Mary Jo? Years of technical craftmanship and working with color/line/thread mean something important. And when you take a workshop that is outside of your familiar area of art practice, be like Mary Jo.  Be balls-to-the wall, push boundaries, embrace new techniques and rely on the skills you’ve spent years developing.

Then you create a piece as complete and lovely as Walt.

Go!

Stitchgasm – TwoTurtleDoves’ Applique Vignette

@twoturtledoves_ makes really cool little vignettes with applique. I’m digging ’em.

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‘Satin sheets’ #twoturtledovesdesigns #freehandembroidery #pants #silk #bed #textiles #art #lazyday #stayinbed #embroidery #creativityfound #pink #teal #thatsdarling #xstitchersofinstagram via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29sJiaU Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – snarkystitchings’ Carpe Diem Cross Stitch

Let’s seize the day, shall we?
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Carpe fucking diem, y’all. #carpediem #snarkystitchings #snarkycrossstitch #crossstitch #crosstitchersofinstagram #embroidered #embroidery #needlework #needlepoint #fuck #carpefuckingdiem #roses #flowers #crafts #craftersofinstagram #xstitchersofinstagram #NSFW #subversivecrossstitch #creativityfound via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29iKuK7 Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch

Stitchgasm – Beaded Passion

This is a detail shot of some epic beadwork from Madlen Zhorzholiani, one of the competitors in Battle of the Beadsmith on Facebook.
There’s some really amazing stuff on there, so if you’re into this sorta thing it’s a must see!
Also, passion flowers! 🙂 #beadwork #passionflower #passiflora #battleofthebeadsmith #creativityfound #bead #necklace #florals #purple #xstitchersofinstagram via The Mr X Stitch official Instagram http://ift.tt/29mW7C6 Follow us on http://ift.tt/1GckNXo and @mrxstitch you pics to share your stitchy ‘grams with us! #xstitchersofinstagram #mrxstitch