Noelle Mason’s Columbine Massacre Cross Stitch Art

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

This week’s Cutting (& Stitching) Edge features the work of Noelle Mason.

Noelle Mason Cross Stitch

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”.

Noelle Mason Cross Stitch

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.

Noelle Mason Cross Stitch

Mr X

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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