The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Sonja Bäumel


Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Sonja Bäumel works across various disciplines including art, design, fashion and biological practice.  The interest in Sonja’s ongoing research and creative process lies in the human body and the unexpected diversity of the “human ecosystem”, in its ‘social network’ and in our changing perspective on the human body.  Check this out:

Knitted human form, her version of skin as a layer.

She uses multiple techniques, including knitting and crocheting, in a contemporary form:

Having that knowledge of science makes her look at things differently, making for the weird and wonderful work produced.

See more on her website.


xAilish
As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects.  These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute.  Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. I had my first solo exhibition in March 2016 and have been part of numerous group exhibitions.  Currently I am columnist for textile art publication “Be Creative with Workbox”; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'