The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Nike Schroeder Part Four!


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Nike Schroeder is a Los Angeles based artist who uses free machine embroidery to explore human experience and play at the edges of abstraction and surrealism.

Nike Schroeder embroideries - Holger and Moritz

Over the past few weeks we have seen the terrific breadth of Nike’s stitched work. Cool. stylish and filled with character, her pieces exemplify where cool embroidery is at right now.

Nike Schroeder embroideries - Self portrait redline I

These two self portraits are from the redline series. The dangling threads traverse the fourth wall and add drama to the pieces.

Nike Schroeder embroideries - Self portrait redline II

We round the showcase off with two pieces from the Brown series.

Nike Schroeder embroideries - Brown Series

Nike displays great skill in capturing human behaviour and then playing with space and non-space. I can’t get enough of this kind of work.

Nike Schroeder embroideries - Brown Series 2

You can find out more about Nike on her website, and be sure to check back over the previous posts about her, to truly enjoy this terrific talent!


What Technique Is This?

This is free machine embroidery and if you want to find out more about it, check out our dedicated post!
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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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