The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Bascom Hogue


Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Bascom Hogue is a Mennonite Brethren from Kansas.

Bascom Hogue - Lawrence Cowboy - Hand Embroidery

His hand stitched redwork pieces are terrific, and have a real charm about them. They are reminiscent of 1950’s illustrations. The subject matters are quite unusual, but there is an honest charm to them. It seems that Bascom is stitching these for his own pleasure as much as anything, not too impress anyone. His grasshopper looks as though he was a character from Alice in Wonderland that didn’t make it into the final draft of the book…

Bascom Hogue - Grasshopper - Hand Embroidery

Bascom suffers from asthma and “Breathe” reflects how asthma and pneumonia are able to make him concentrate on trying to do one thing: Breathe.

Bascom Hogue - Breathe - Hand Embroidery

He combines machine and hand embroidery to great effect and you can see more of his work, including his amazing quilt, at his Flickr photostream.

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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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5 thoughts on “The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Bascom Hogue

  • “His grasshopper looks as though he was a character from Alice in Wonderland that didn’t make it into the final draft of the book…”

    Or Jiminy Cricket from Pinochio!

  • He makes such wonderful stuff. I’m going to have to follow his blog – and I love the fact that his profile picture there is from Harold and Maude. 😀

  • Wow, these are breathtaking – thanks for sharing this find! Thay are all fantastic (even if the grasshopper totally freaks me out)
    ps Congrats on being featured on feeling stitchy- you deserve it x

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