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. 🙂

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 with Embroidery As Art, the inspirational stitched art blog from the legendary Jenny Hart.