Mr. X Stitch is turning 10 years old this month, can you believe how time flies? I took over this column in January 2013, but it got started under the direction of Moxie Lieberman in 2011. That’s 7 years of needle felt! In that time, the medium has exploded in popularity. I myself am celebrating my 10 year feltiversary this year and I’ve gone from knowing the names of a handful of other felt artists to seeing new ones pop up all over the place! In this column, I would like to highlight some of the artists who have made the journey with us and who are still out there stabbing away.
Stephanie Metz (previously here)
Mariangela Tan (previously here)
Shana Kohnstamm (previously here)
Yvonne’s Workshop (previously here)
Housetu Sato (previously here)
Housetu Sato is instructor at the Japan School of Wool Art. He and his students create felt masterpieces, like these incredible wearable cat heads. See more from the Real Cat Head project here.
There is just one more thing I would like to note: as I am based in the US and Mr. X in the UK, we realize that we might be missing out on some amazing felt work happening internationally. I’ve always tried to make my research for this column as broad as possible, but I’m limited by my own language and network. That’s why reader tips are so important! If YOU or someone you know is making felt artwork, please use our submission form to let us know!
Thanks for 10 great years of Mr. X Stitch!
Zoe Williams creates needle felt sculptures based on dreams and visions. She lives and works in New York City.