Welcome to Goldworx!

Goldworx with Hattie McGill

Goldworx is the Mr X Stitch column that explores the sumptuous world of goldwork embroidery. These stitchy types are highly sought after and require great patience and care. But oh my goodness, the results are worth it!

Mary Katranzou Goldwork
Mary Katranzou goldwork

Here at Mr X Stitch we love this stuff and we’re thrilled that our Goldworx columnist is one of the best in the business – Hattie McGill! Hattie is a fantastic embroiderer whose goldwork embroidery often appears in films and television and each month she shares inspiration, artists and techniques that will encourage you to try this sublime stitching!

Hattie McGill's Goldwork Yay
Hattie McGill’s goldwork Yay
Want to see what you’re missing? Here’s a selection of archive goldwork Embroidery posts to get you going for gold!
Goldwork Embroidery by Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane
Sequintial Art – Practical Application of Traditional goldwork
Work on the frame, by Elena Thornton
Elena Thornton – Winner of the 2017 Hand & Lock Embroidery Prize Chairman’s Award
Alex Standring ‘Fear’
Alex Standring – Faith & Fears
Embroidery detail: Space Octopus, by Annalisa Middleton
Annalisa Middleton – Fashion Embroidery
Tree of Life and a lion killing a camel, detail of the centerpiece of the coronation mantle of Norman King Roger II of Sicily. See 30-01-02/15-18 Royal workshop, Palermo, Italy. 1133-1134 Inv. XIII 14
Needle Exchange – Stay Gold Part 1 of 3