The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Bren Ahearn


Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Bren Ahearn is a male embroiderer from San Francisco.

Bren Ahearn Man Made Flipflop

A student of textiles from San Francisco State University, Bren has recently started sharing his works on Flickr, and they’re terrific.

Bren Ahearn Sampler

From cross stitching on flip flops to embroidered cage fighting, Bren is not afraid to have a go at something new and different.

Bren Ahearn Joy of Fighting embroidery

His sampler series politicises the traditional sampler styles, but with a good sense of humour as well. Snippets of his life are made available to us, and I, for one, would like to know more.

Bren Ahearn Sampler

Bren’s cool – he’s only beginning to share his magic with us, but I am confident that his work will continue to impress and inspire. Check out his website¬†for more of his great work.

Mr X

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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