The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Reflections Pt. 2


Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

As I mentioned last week, I’m kinda busy at the moment, juggling my careers as brain surgeon, trapeze artist and international spy, so I’m taking a trip back over some of the fantastic stitchery that’s been featured in Cutting (& Stitching) Edge posts in 2010 so far. Last week’s post featured intergalactic quilts, animated cross stitch and repurposed needlepoint – who knows what we’ll see this time!

Raquel J. AlvesOpens in a new tab. created collages combining a range of textiles and a good dose of stitchery.

Peter Crawley stitched on paper – to put it mildly. I find myself admiring his architectural pieces to this day.

James HuntingOpens in a new tab. combined technical excellence and artistic flair in his pieces…

… while Donna SharrettOpens in a new tab. produced beautiful mandalas incorporating found objects.

Luke Haynes blew me away with his amazing quilts…

As did Harriet HammelOpens in a new tab. with her remarkable soft sculptures – yes that is a kebab shop!

And Rosie James’ large free machine embroideries captured humans in their natural environment to great effect.

Such diversity! If anyone thinks that stitching is dull and uninteresting, give ’em a slap upside the head – this stuff is magnificent. There’s still more to show you, so check back next week. In the meantime, I’ve got a trapeze to catch!

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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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