Mr X Stitch at the Handmade Fair 2015

The Needle Has A Point


Tiny Pricks No 77

The Needle Has A Point is an hour-long presentation by Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers that takes a look at how modern textile art is used to explore topics like gender, race and social politics.

Embroidery remains a tool for political commentary and this presentation features a broad variety of contemporary artists – guaranteed to make you think!

Featuring an international selection of over artists working in a range of textile media, the talk proves that embroidery remains one of the best modes for critical thinking.

Whether it’s the charisma of cool cross stitch, or the magnificence of modern machine embroidery, this talk will entertain you and inform you with a visual feast of textile treats.

The presentation is aimed at the forward thinking needlework fans, and there is a risk of graphic content. However, it’s great stuff and life is meant to be an adventure, so it’s worth a go!

There has never been a better time to enjoy embroidery and there has never been a better presenter than Mr X Stitch! This will be an hour of inspiration that you will truly enjoy!


This event will take place online on Thursday 25th May at 8PM (GMT).

Here’s what previous talk attendees said:

  • I really enjoyed the presentation, and it inspired me to look at new ways of stitching.
  • Thank you for a very enjoyable, inspiring presentation. Loved it x”
  • Excellent to be reminded of and introduced to new work and artists.
  • It felt very relaxed, but also really informative, well done 👍”

This is an online presentation and upon purchasing the product, you will be sent a Google Meet link for the event via email.

You will also receive an information pack before the event that will include the details of all the artists mentioned in the presentation, so that you can follow them online.

Because this is a live event, it will not be recorded.

BUT! Because it is a live event, there will be a Question & Answer session after the presentation, you lucky people! 😀

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