The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Stewart Easton

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Stewart Easton on a couple of projects, and he’s a great guy. A fantastic illustrator – check out this mural he’s done in the bar at Cecil Sharp House as part of the Yan Tan Tethera project.

Stewart Easton Mural at Cecil Sharp House

Cecil Sharp House is home of the English Folk Dance & Song Society, who are working with David Littler on Yan Tan Tethera, a project that I’ve been helping out with in some stitching lyrics of songs relating to textiles on chairs at locations in London. You can add your #textilefolk stitch to three chairs at these London locations:

Find out more about Yan Tan Tethera at the textilefolksong website.

When I first met Stewart, it was part of an event called Interviews with Boys Who Sew, at MAC, in Birmingham. The event was inspired by Stewart’s exhibition Four Tragic Tales and featured Stewart. David Littler and Twiggy and I. You can see my interview here, but I digress.

Stewart Easton - Four Tragic Tales

I subsequently interviewed Stewart for eMbroidery and now it’s my pleasure to share a great video about one of his pieces Burden of Bones, produced by R&A Collaborations. It’s a great video where Stewart explains the story and you can really enjoy his work.

Beauty in a Sad Song from R&A Collaborations on Vimeo.


The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge is brought to you in association with PUSH: Stitchery, the contemporary embroidered art book curated by Jamie Chalmers. Featuring 30 textile-based artists from around the world, it’s a must have for needlework fans.

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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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