The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Maria Pineres

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Maria PineresOpens in a new tab. is an artist from Los Angeles.

Maria’s chosen art form is needlepoint and she uses it to great effect.

From the Rogues Gallery series, to her recent NASCAR piece, Maria’s work is a breath of fresh air, blowing the cobwebs away from an oft-overlooked form of embroidery.

I really like this work; needlepoint’s simplicity means it doesn’t really get much credit in comparison to other stitchery forms. Maria gives the genre a wake up call and I hope that she inspires other people to give it a go and see what they can do.

Visit her websiteOpens in a new tab. to find out more; Maria might be the saviour of needlepoint… 🙂


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

Mr X

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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