Stitchgasm – Glacial Stitches by Spike Dennis

It's another Stitchgasm from Mr X Stitch - the home of contemporary embroidery

If you’ve been following artist Spike Dennis on Instagram, you’ve seen the eerie, gorgeous images from him recent Arctic Residency.

Glacial Stitches. Ablation, by Spike Dennis, 2017.

Now you can watch him calving a blue glacier. In stitch!

Stitched glacial, before the calving. By Spike Dennis, 2017.

I’m so moved by the beauty of this work. The actual breaking apart of a thread glacier into these small, stunning pieces of ice in stitch.

Calving. By Spike Dennis, 2017.

It’s provocative and weirdly unnerving. And visually sumptuous.


Olisa Corcoran is a stitch artist and blogger living in Durham, NC. She speaks fluent Nuyorican and always keeps her dial turned to 11.