Jane Sanders

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Jane Sanders, aka Stitchin In The Kitchen, is a textile artist from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Jane Sanders - Rag N Bone Man
Jane Sanders – Rag N Bone Man – Mixed Media

“I depict iconic music stars, ranging from Billie Holliday to Rag n Bone Man. I create the pictures on a basic 1960’s Singer Sewing machine, in my kitchen, surrounded by clutter, kids and a greyhound.

Jane Sanders - Phil Lynott
Jane Sanders – Phil Lynott – Mixed Media

“I love pop music culture as everyone can relate to it and I get inspired by people’s hero worship of their idols. But I like to twist the image a bit by adding relevant mixed media, showing familiar faces in a different light. My background is in painting, but now I feel I paint with my Sewing machine.”

Jane Sanders - Kate Bush
Jane Sanders – Kate Bush- Mixed Media

I love the way Jane captures the personalities of familiar pop icons using applique and mixed media. Her portraits are visually arresting and it appears that she can work her machine embroidered magic with pretty much anyone. She’s clearly a talented illustrator who makes great use of the textile format to bring her creations to life and each new character is packed with personality and charm.

Jane Sanders - Ed Sheeran
Jane Sanders – Ed Sheeran – Mixed Media

From the world’s biggest pop stars to stars from the past, Jane creates them in this mixed media format, incorporating applique, beads, paint and embroidery, while charting her creative journey on her Instagram for us to enjoy. It’s great to see the process by which these amazing portraits to into being.

Jane Sanders - Freddie Mercury
Jane Sanders – Freddie Mercury – Mixed Media

Jane has two forthcoming exhibitions – the first runs from 17th November to 22nd December at Arts Centre Washington; the second is in April 2018 at People’s Theatre in Newcastle. Jane’s profilic process means you’ll be guaranteed to see new work at both of them and they’re bound to put smiles on your faces. Unless you’re this guy…

Jane Sanders - Liam Gallagher
Jane Sanders – Liam Gallagher – Mixed Media


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.
Click on the image to buy your copy from our Amazon store!

PUSH Stitchery - curated by Mr X Stitch!

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.

Recent Posts