The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Reflections

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

My day job as a helicopter pilot, stuntman and ninja means that I’m a bit snowed under at the moment, so I’ve chosen to spend the next few Cutting (& Stitching) Edges looking back at the fantastic artists we’ve featured so far this year.

We started the year with Megan Canning and her education-styled biology and anatomy pieces – clever stuff!

The art quilts of Melanie Testa were next up – don’t forget you can buy her book and learn how to create your own quilty treasures!

Louise Riley was next, and I was fortunate to see her work for reals in the Beware of Embroidery exhibition.

Yin Xiuzhen amazed me with her Portable Cities…

… and Frederique Morrel twisted my melon with their repurposed needlepoint creations!

Niki Johnson gave us stitched bakeware featuring American icons…

And Jimmy McBride presented us with intergalactic quilts. Of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

I fell in love with Lisa Connolly‘s charming, yet edgy, girls…

And was enchanted by the animation from Maggie and Mildred.

It’s safe to say the year got off to a very good start! Check back next week for more reflections and more fantastic stitchery!


The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge is brought to you in association withย Embroidery As Art, the inspirational stitched art blog from the legendary Jenny Hart.

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