We've gone Cross-Stitch Crazy!
This is Jamie, aka Mr X Stitch the The Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery. he started his blog in 2008.
Jamie taught himself to cross stitch on holiday.
We met Jamie last year at the Pinterest event in the lead up to Kirsty's Handmade Fair. He was using the incredible DMC Light Effects
collection of embroidery thread colours in his work to amazing effect. He is a real artist, a true enthusiast and a lovely warm, easy person to talk to- good to know!
We sent him a little Dandelyne hoop and a stitch-able bracelet made from leather from our new ranges. He came up with something completely unique
and we can't wait to see what he does next.
Jamie's original and quirky take on embroidery - or Manbroidery - encompasses visual puns and risque themes as well as the more mundane, always offering an unexpected twist on embroidery and handicraft tropes.
We have Dandelyne's mini hoops here
Inspired to stitch?
See all that is stitchy at I-Beads here
Check out more inspiring facts about Jamie here
from Le Challenge blog in 2014
Come see us and Jamie and everyone else at the Handmade Fair 2015- get your tickets here