Xstitch 101

Xstitch 101

Saturday 30 September – 13:30 – 14:30, East Wing Dance Studio 2 

£24  (all workshops include a tea or coffee and day entry to the thread festival).

Come and learn the dark art of cross stitch from the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery, Mr X Stitch! You’ll master the skill of this humble stitch while having a good time learning what a fantastic craft it is. It’s a great way to recharge your batteries before diving back into the rest of the event.


Since establishing the Mr X Stitch site in 2008, Jamie Chalmers has been showcasing new talent in the world of textiles and stitch and has curated a number of stitch-based exhibitions in the UK and Ireland.

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 FiberArtsNow magazine and Surface Design Journal, and is the regular columnist at Sewing World magazine.

His new book, The Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch, has been published by Search Press and his new magazine, XStitch, is changing the way you think about cross stitch magazines!

He believes in the benefits of stitching, both from a relaxation and a sustainability perspective and is honoured to introduce new artists that inspire and encourage new people to take to the needle and thread.


Level / Ability: No previous experience necessary.

Materials provided: We supply all materials.

Participants should bring with them: Just themselves!

To book your place click here .