We’ve some fantastic columns on Mr X Stitch and we wanted to celebrate the authors who share their love of needlecraft with you. This time it’s Niamh O’Connor, the Head Honcho of Urban Threads, who have been sharing masterful machine embroidery in our Gear Threads column for years! Hi Niamh!
Name: Niamh O’Connor
Location: Minnesota, USA
Specialism: Evil genius of machine embroidery
Favourite Colour: Amethyst
Favourite Film: National Treasure (judge me all you want!)
Favourite Band: Alt-J
Favourite Book: Currently, the Martian
Tell us a joke: Q: What’s a pirates favorite letter? A: Ay, ye may think it be RRRR but actually it be the C.
A little piece of wisdom if you please: Never thread the needle with the machine running, no matter how much coffee you’ve had.
It would be remiss of us not to send out big love to Karline at Urban Threads, the Nightwing to Niamh’s Batman. These two have brought us some great posts over the past few years and here’s three of our favourites!
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