Hello, Mr X Stitch here. I thought I’d tell you about my recent Xploits. It is a life less ordinary.
It was a big fight but in the end stitching took the win, an important victory in the global context of the worldwide craft movement. I could ramble on here about how stitching has always played second fiddle to stitching in the cool craft world, and that this was a significant spiritual victory, but I won’t. I’ll just be pleased with the win!
Alongside the battle, I had the pleasure of doing three cross stitch workshops with the support of the fine folk at Coats Crafts. I was teaching a simple pattern, in half an hour, with all the steps you need to know how to start cross stitching.
It was great fun. On the Saturday we had a sell-out class of eighty people, and the best bit was that half of them already knew how to cross stitch!
There were a few manbroiderers in the mix, as well as people of all ages. I unleashed the Mona Lisa as a learning tool as well as explaining the value of a glow in the dark QR code for Mr X Stitch. Let’s face it, when the power’s out and you need an embroidery website, I’ve got just the tool!
I had the pleasure of getting to know Stuart Hillard from the Great British Sewing Bee, who is a lovely guy. We established a good relationship straight off the bat….
And I also spent the briefest of moments with Tilly and the Buttons, but she was teaching like a chic whirlwind all weekend,
Next week I’ll report on the groovy stitchy sales people at the Fair. There was a good representation from the stitchy community and some terrific skill on display. Tune in next week to find out more!