Programme 2019

The Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch

Saturday to Thursday 12–5pm (last entry 4pm)
Please note from 4th November Winter opening times apply please see for details

The Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch will change the way you think about one of the humblest forms of needlework. Cross Stitch has been enjoyed by millions of people for hundreds of years, and yet these days many people think it is consigned to the realm of comfy countryside and cute cat pictures. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

In this exhibition, Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers will bring together an international collection of cross stitch artists whose work will take you on an emotional rollercoaster – from people trafficking to Pokemon and from eating disorders to Elvis, this needlework collection will leave you amazed at the impact of such simple stitches.

Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, aka the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery, took up cross stitching fifteen years ago and he’s never looked back.

Since establishing the Mr X Stitch website in 2008, he 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. Jamie is an accomplished and internationally exhibited artist in his own right, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch. He is the founder of the game-changing XStitch cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.

Jamie is an active leader in the online stitch community and what he has dubbed ‘the new embroidery movement’ and is active on various social networking platforms. He loves introducing new people to the benefits of embroidery from a creative and wellbeing standpoint and is proud to be an ambassador for this ubiquitous craft.