Mr X Stitch is 10!

Hit me up!

Photo by Audrey Fretz on Unsplash

Ten years ago this day I wrote the first blog post on Mr X Stitch. It’s still on here. Nothing special, just a guy trying to sell some cross stitch designs, so it really is quite mindblowing to think what has happened over the past decade.

Whether it’s visiting places like Indonesia with the Craftivist Collective and Save The Children with the #imapiece campaign…

Indonesian adventures with Sarah Corbett, Lauren O'Farrell, Hilary Pullen and the Save The Children crew

Or Lebanon with Concern Worldwide for StitchforSyria…

Sharing collaborative wallhangings with the Stitch for Syria campaign

Whether it’s curating exhibitions at the Knitting & Stitching Shows

The Mr X Stitch stand - Knitting & Stitching Show 2012

And getting to meet all kinds of excellent embroiderers as a consequence…

Proud Manbroiderers ft. Lord Libidan and Eliot BK
Lord Libidan, Eliot BK and I do our best impressions of manly manbroiderers!

Or teaching workshops all over the country…

Mr X Stitch workshops at the Handmade Fair
It’s a Mr X Stitch workshop at the Handmade Fair!

Sharing my love of cross stitch with people of all ages…

Mr X Stitch Workshop at Oriel High School 170113

It has been an amazing adventure!

I’m so grateful to so many people for helping me over the years. The list is too long to mention, and I’m going to get all teary-eyed if I reflect on it for too long. But the past decade has been a magic combination of good fortune and hard work, and I’m exciting for what will happen in the future.

I never would have thought that the idea of doing some cross stitch because it would be funny could provide me with a career and an opportunity to share an amazing craft with so many people. I’m proud to be Mr X Stitch and to help change the way the world thinks about embroidery and needlecraft.

Thank you so much! To embroidery and beyond!

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  • Hi! Must confess, I may not particularly identify with your particular style or subject preferences – but somehow I always find them inspiring! Everyone has their own tastes, and the variety you’ve opened my eyes to in the world of embroidery is like a breath of fresh air. Congratulations on the first ten years, and here’s to whatever the next ten hold for you!

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