The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Reflections Pt. 3


Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

July is a busy month, especially when, like me, you are a professional wrestler, lumberjack and deep sea diver, so I’m making it easy for myself and just reflecting back on the terrific artists that have been featured in Edge posts so far this year. We’ve had some great artists in our previous two weeks’ posts, let’s see what happens now!

Robert FormanOpens in a new tab.‘s unique thread painting style was unlike anything I’d seen before:

Maria PineresOpens in a new tab. is the Saviour of Needlepoint and her work breathes life into this much-maligned stitchery:

Erin EndicottOpens in a new tab.‘s Healing Sutras were emotionally charged pieces of hand embroidery and surprisingly powerful:

Evelin KasikovOpens in a new tab. mixed typography and embroidery to great effect:

Clyde Olliver stitched on stone and slate – nuff said!

Joetta MaueOpens in a new tab.‘s work was filled with femininity and emotion, and as well as being a fine artist, Joetta also curated from the tongue…, a fantastic embroidery exhibition in New York that runs until August 6th.

Tamar Stone created a new Corset Book that merited it’s own post:

And Laura AmissOpens in a new tab.‘ wonderful free machine applique work put a smile on everyone’s faces.

What a year 2010 has been so far! There’s been such diversity in the works we’ve featured – if anyone doubted that embroidery and needlecraft are having a revival, we’ve got plenty of proof!

What have been your favourites?

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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.

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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