The Cutting & Stitching Edge – Melissa Sue Stanley


Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Melissa Sue Stanley is a self-taught artist from Chicago who enjoys “creating things, eating, and bluegrass.” She makes Amiguri.

Well, she makes other things as well and is a talented artist, but it’s her monsters that caught my eye. They are charming, and she notes in her blog that she is often surprised with the transition from the beasts she draws on the page to the creations that appear.

She also embroiders monsters as well as selling the original designs for them in her etsy shop.

And to prove it’s not all RRRARRGH stuff (okay maybe that’s an exaggeration), she also does birds, fungi, hats and other crocheted marvels. You can spend time in her world via her blog.

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.

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