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The Cutting & Stitching Edge | Contemporary Embroidered Art from Mr X Stitch
Marloes Duyker’s embroidered work is sublime.

Marloes Duyker - Face - Machine Embroidery
She is a illustrator from Utrecht in the Netherlands, who specialises in fabricated illustrations creating with a sewing machine.

Marloes Duyker - Goldfish - Machine Embroidery & Applique

She produces work for a range of clients, books and magazines. Some recent works were used in a booklet for prostitutes to inform them about health issues and the risk of HIV.

Marloes Duyker - Machine Embroidery & Applique

Her work is simply astounding. Her applique work pushes the concept to new depths, and I think it is an inspiration to any of us embroiderers.

Marloes Duyker - Machine Embroidery & Applique

Marloes’ work defines contemporary embroidery for me, raising it to from craft to art, and I simply applaud her for what she does. Her work is both beautiful and obscene; contemporary and yet honouring that which has gone before. It’s just great.

You can see her work at her Flickr photostream.


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wow. that’s…wow. she’s incredibly awesome.

27 February 2009, 12:49 pm

That first piece is so beautiful! I really love her work. My flickr favorites list is practically overflowing with her pictures.

27 February 2009, 4:15 pm

Holy cow ! Those are amazing !

28 February 2009, 2:48 pm

Absolutely amazing. I love that not only are her pieces stunning, cutting edge and capturing different aspects of women but it is also making political statements.

28 February 2009, 4:11 pm