The Cutting & Stitching Edge – Becky Stern

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Becky Stern is a genius. I’m certain of it. From the minute you start wandering through her blog, you can tell she is a very inventive individual.

She is currently a Research Assistant at Arizona University, and an Associate Editor for Craft and Make magazines, which means she can justifiably spend her times creating amazing craft projects. Here are just a few of note:

I first noticed Becky’s work when she unveiled her electronic embroidery kit, combining stitchery with circuits to create illuminated pieces. I think this angler fish is a perfect example of what can be done. I’d love to get my hands on some of this kit!

She recently had some work done on her knee, but rather than leave it at that, she decided to do a series of embroideries of the MRI scans she had done!

Why have an ordinary sewing machine when you can have a Steampunk one?!

There’s so much more stuff you can look at on Becky’s site. You can tell she loves what she does, and her ideas are awesome! I think I’m jealous. But in a good way…


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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