Welcome to the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge, where we showcase people whose embroidered creativity is fresh and new!
Prepare yourself for the remarkable cross stitched work of Noelle Mason.
She is a truly astounding artist; you can see the breadth of her body of work on her website. From “Ground Control” a woollen rug featuring a thermal image of the US-Mexico border in California, to stained glass pieces reproducing the surveillance camera image of Princess Diana leaving the Ritz hotel, Noelle’s work investigates “the subtle seductiveness of power facilitated by systems of visual control”.
The piece we focus on here is entitled “Nothing Much Happened Today (for Eric and Dylan)”. It is a cross stitch piece finished in April this year, and is 50 inches high by 66 inches wide. It took Noelle five years to complete. It is incredibly powerful.
Be sure to explore the other works at Noelle’s website. It’s powerful stuff.
What Technique Is This?
This is cross stitch. It’s one of the simplest stitches to do and one of the world’s most popular craft forms. It’s the reason Mr X Stitch came to be and if you want to find out how to do it, here’s a great place to start!
We’ve got loads of cross stitch posts in the site, and don’t forget you can get Mr X Stitch’s very own cross stitch book if you want!
Here are some of our favourite cross stitch posts that you might have missed!