Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Mr X Stitch at the NEC

I had a fabulous day on Friday at the Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch show at the NEC.  Met lots of textile artists and people connected to the great medium of stitch.  I met up again with the great Mr X Stitch who I had met before at the MAC Birmingham back in January at  Boys Who Sew.  Mr X Stitch calls himself a 'Manbroiderer' and creates intricate subversive cross-stitch but he champions contemporary embroidery and textile arts elevating them into the fine art arena.   I bought Jamie's new book Push Stitchery showcasing the work of 30 textile artists who are all pushing the boundary between fine art and craft.  Here is just a sample of some of the work included in his book:

Cayce Zavaglia - crewel embroidery with wool
Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene - embroidered cars

Robert Forman - string with glue

Diem Chau - Embroidered Ceramics 

Rosie James - draws with thread

Gillian Bates- canvas and thread


  1. love these! I've seen Gillian Bates' work in a magazine before and the way she layers and cuts away at the fabrics is divine! Love the plate and that crewel work is incredible. Very talented people out there.

  2. I think they are all fantastic, but my favourite is the people by Rosie James. I struglle to get positions lifelike.

  3. Been following Diem Chau's work for a while and love it. But then I love all of this amazing stitchery. Thanks