The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Almas Pieters

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Almas Pieters is a mixed-media artist from the Netherlands.

Almas Pieters - Genevieve

“As an illustrator Almas Pieters uses different kinds of everyday materials and crafts from grandma’s time to tell stories. She, in particular, has a fascination for thread/needle and textiles. Not bound by any technical knowledge she walks along beaten paths looking for new and surprising angles.

Almas Pieters - Stolen Beauties

“Inspired by the drive of outsider artists she starts off making collages with cut-out pictures and images from magazines and the internet, rearranging and recreating content. While stitching the loose elements together, covering the collage with a thick layer of brightly coloured thread, her imagination kicks in. Deviating from her original plan the collage gradually transforms into a new image, surprising Almas herself with the result. All pieces are embroidered by hand.

Almas Pieters - Godzillaman (detail)

There’s a real energy to Almas’ work – her pieces are filled with colour and packed with simple, vibrant stitching.

Almas Pieters - Warrior

I love that she starts off with paper collage,  but completely transforms the original material, in medium and in content. Almas makes new pieces of pop culture art with a rawness that’s completely engaging.

Almas Pieters - Mommas Boy

Visit Almas’ website to find out more about her work – I’m looking forward to seeing what she comes out with next!

Almas Pieters - I'll Walk Away If You Walk Away


The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge is brought to you in association with PUSH: Stitchery, the contemporary embroidered art book curated by Jamie Chalmers. Featuring 30 textile-based artists from around the world, it’s a must have for needlework fans.

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Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, aka the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery is the founder of the Mr X Stitch site, the world's longest running embroidery blog, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch. He is also the founder of XStitch, the game-changing cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.

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