Jamie Chalmers, Why Cross Stitch is important

Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers is one of the world’s most well-known male embroiderers, an internationally exhibited textile artist and curator. A stitcher for over ten years, he is an internationally exhibited artist and the curator of PUSH Stitchery, featuring 30 contemporary embroidery artists from around the world. He has also written articles for textile publications across the world, including FiberArts magazine and Surface Design Journal, and is a regular guest on CrossStitcher magazine.

Jamie will join us to ask, and answer the question ‘Why is X Stitch* important?’

You might think that needlework is an outdated pastime for old ladies, but nothing could be further from the truth. Featuring examples of contemporary embroidery from around the world, Jamie will prove that this humble craft is alive and kicking, and explain how your life can be enriched by something as simple as a needle and thread.

(*X Stitch, not cross stitch)