The Cutting & Stitching Edge – Nicole Licht

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Nicole Licht is a textile artist from Brooklyn, New York. She’s great.

She embroiders a range of subjects, but we love her mainly for her soft sculptures.

The ghosts are terrific – you wouldn’t mind them floating through your hallways! And as for the deer! Just brilliant.

Nicole’s work has been featured at Gallery Hanahou in New York, which looks like a great place if you like your contemporary embroidery. I’d be there all the time if I wasn’t on the other side of the planet.

Go and check out her Flickr stream and her etsy shop and give her the big love she deserves!


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.

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6 thoughts on “The Cutting & Stitching Edge – Nicole Licht

  • Her work is fantastic! I love the wall hangings-the bits of animals and abstract shapes. Also the juxtaposition of the animals like the tiger and wolves done with thread gives them a different meaning. And the stuffed pieces are great becuase it’s like they are from a different time and made with scraps of whatever’s available. Really great. Thanks for sharing.

  • She’s wonderful. If I had the cash my house would be FILLED with her ghosts. Especially this one – *love*

  • I want one of those deer. Totally.
    Nicole’s one cool chick!

  • Nicole’s work is stunning, I was lucky enough to see her embroidery (the three pieces pictured here) up close at a recent exhibit at Gallery Hanahou.

    I just purchased one of her “personal island” pin cushions — can’t wait to get it!

  • Nicole is one of the most talented artists ever.
    I am lucky enough to host some of her creatures & creations here, in my very flat, and I love them to pieces. They are the most beautiful things I own.

    Oh ! And, she’s the cutest. She deserves all the very best.
    x x x

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