The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Laura Amiss

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Laura Amiss is a textile artist from Amsterdam.

She combines free machine embroidery, textiles and handstitching to create charming vignettes.

Her work is reminiscent of Gillian Bates and Laura McCafferty, and yet has it’s own distinct voice.

Several of her pieces combine recycled and new materials and I particularly like the way she creates images with more than one layer, leaving long threads on the bottom layers to create a more sketched feeling.

Charming colour palettes combined with a nifty retro style means that these pieces really push my buttons.

You can see more of Laura’s work at her website, or on her Flickr photostream, and you can even purchase her works and prints on her etsy store.


The Cutting & Stitching Edge is brought to you in association with PUSH: Stitchery, the must-have embroidered art book by Mr X Stitch !

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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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