Without doubt, one of our most dynamic and enthusiastic curators at Mr X Stitch, is Olisa “Cocoaeyes” Corcoran, whose passion for embroidery is combined with a great eye for talent. Be sure to check out some of our recommendations from her Inspired To Stitch column at the end of this interview. So, without further ado, here’s Cocoaeyes!
Name: Olisa Corcoran www.olisacorcoran.com/
Location: Durham, NC, USA
Specialism: Mixed media, hand embroidery
Favourite Colour: Purple
Favourite Film: 8 ½, Fellini
Favourite Band: Radiohead
Favourite Book: Wild Iris. Poems by Louise Gluck
A little piece of wisdom if you please: Get back up!
It’s just a pleasure to know and work with Olisa. Her warmth and generosity is only matched by her zestful attitude for embroidery. Here’s three noteworthy Inspired To Stitched posts, but to be honest you should grab a big cuppa and some cake, and work your way through the whole archive.
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