The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – FeltMistress

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans is a UK based stitcher and prolific tea drinker who creates a range of one-off bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards.

Felt Mistress - Hey Who's This Guy plush toys

Originally trained in fashion design and millinery, Louise has brought many of the skills learnt through years of work as a couture dress maker to the world of character design. As well as original Felt Mistress characters Louise has also collaborated with a variety of other artists including Jon Burgerman, Ben Newman, Jon Knox (Hello, Brute)and Pete Fowler. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally and in 2010 was given her own window on Oxford Street as part of Selfridges’ Christmas display.

 Felt Mistress - G'goob plush toy

This December sees the release of “Felt Mistress: Creature Couture” – a 400 page hardback packed with over 1,650 photographs, previously unseen drawings of Jonathan Edwards’ original design ideas, details of every Felt Mistress collaboration with other artists and more. ” 

Felt Mistress Creature Couture


Resting nicely on the intersection of Plush Love and Felter Skelter, Felt Mistress’ toys are cool characters delivered with style and terrific execution. It’s clear to see why people love her work, and I cannot wait to get hold of her book and dive into it.

Felt Mistress - Demetri The Yeti plush toy


If you haven’t already, you can fall in love with Felt Mistress at her website.


The Cutting & Stitching Edge is brought to you in association with PUSH: Stitchery, the must-have embroidered art book by Mr X Stitch !

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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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