Category Archives: Cross stitch

This is a cracking cross stitch kit.

Buy it from Cerys Turner’s online shop.

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‘Evil Rose West gives inmates cross-stitching lessons in her jail cell.’

Wow, this is one hell of a story in the Mirror, about Rose West giving craft lessons. My favourite line from the piece?

‘They are all good with ­needles, which is not ­necessarily a pleasant thought considering their crimes.’

 

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It’s official: cross stitch is the next big craft.

So says the Evening Standard in their Monday supplement, Trends. All illustrated with a nice big picture of a cross-stitched Vogue.

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The one with the knitted Andy Warhol and the embroidered Lady Gaga.

I have spent most of today at the Stitch and Craft show. Here are my favourite pictures of the day:

1. Snippets from the Foundling Museum’s ‘Threads of Feeling’ exhibition.
2&3. Two pieces from the uber- brilliant exhibition of famous knitted artworks, by Newcastle-based knitters The Materialistics.
4. Yarn. Lovely, colourful yarn.
5. Loani Prior’s Carmen Miranda-inspired tea cozy.
6&9. Gaga and other stuff, stitched, and the new-to-2011 Mr X Stitch stand. Nothing to buy, just stuff to look at.

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OMG, Cheryl Cole got cross-stitched.

Should you care to smack her in the face cross stitch her face, you’ll need to go see the mighty fine people over at the CrossStitcher website.

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OMG KATE AND WILLIAM CRAFT SHIZZLE.

The Independent absolutely ROCK for producing this gallery of handcrafted celebrations of the royal wedding.

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When the Washington Post got crafted.

Look at what embroiderer Jenny Hart did!

(ps. If any art directors are reading this – I can totally do this kind of thing too. Really. I’d do it good.)

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The CrossStitcher magazine has been redesigned.

I met the head of the transition team at mine and Mr X Stitch’s craft party on Thursday. Very interesting to hear her thoughts. What does anyone think of the new mag?

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The CrossStitcher is being relaunched.

When I get a preview copy I’ll let you know what it looks like. Apparently it’s more stylish.

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Fans who craft are brilliant.

Star Wars corsets vs Sonic embroidery. Who made it best?

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