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Jamie Chalmers

Kingpin, MrXStitch in Leamington Spa

Changing Your World of Embroidery

PRESENTED ON APR 11, 2019
IN LEAMINGTON SPA @ VOL 3

Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers explains how he came to be the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery and why the world of needlecraft is much more exciting than you think!

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The Language Of Art

BY LAURA BUCCI
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 12, 2013

What is language? What is home? Laura Bucci explores her surroundings and her culture to ultimately understand herself, her language, her culture, and to inspire her art.

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Think You Know Needlework?

BY JAMIE CHALMERS
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Jamie Chalmers, AKA Mr X Stitch, the kingpin of contemporary needlework, provides an empassioned case for cross stitch flanked by some extraordinary examples of the best needlework he could find.

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Sewing Relief

BY STEPHANIE MCCULLOUGH
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

My "designer hobby," sewing, is a skill I learned from my mother, and the way I stay sane and fashionable. Sewing is something I truly love to do, and in partnership with my sister, I have decided to share it with the world. 

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A Life in Lace

BY LORI MERHIGE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Artist Lori Merhige talks about how growing up working in her family's lace factory in Northern New Jersey has informed her art practice. Did you know that silk is basically worm spit? Lori will school you.

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Get Your Analog On

BY SHANNON DOWNEY
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Recovering social media addict, Shannon Downey, encourages you to get your analog on.  Needles and some construction required.

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The Art of the Stitch

BY ELAINE KNIGHT
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Elaine Knight presents a variety of embroidery work, both hers and others, to give a little perspective on the art. All the work is hand done and chosen to depict stitches, the basis of this art.

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The Changing Role of the University Art Gallery

BY INDRA LACIS
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Indra Lacis, Curator + Art Historian : Contemporary Art and Community - The Changing Role of University Art Gallery

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Desires of the Commoners

BY SARAH MUMTAZ
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2017

Sarah Mumtaz did her Bachelors in Printmaking in 2005 and later did her Masters in Visual arts in 2010 both from National College of Art. She started her practice with printmaking and later adding embroidery, photomontages to her work practice. During her Masters she introduces herself to completely different
medium, which was performed. Later she went back to her basics and
started drawings again so now her work is basically an amalgam of
embroidery, performance and drawing.

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The Family of Jin, A Master-level Costume Presentation

BY STACE FELDMANN
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Stace Feldmann, owner of Strange Land Costuming and founder of the Madison Area Costuming Society, presents a breakdown of the five-month build on four complicated costumes for competition, created and worn by two other members of MACS. These award-winning costumes show the range of skills and techniques learned by this group of hobby cosplayers, as well as the challenges of bringing characters to life.