Men Who Stitch

Friday, March 1, 2013

Last Friday we issued a call on Facebook for men who stitch – we’re planning a series of posts to feature this wonderful part of our stitching community.

We’ve received many comments and suggestions – and many of you pointed out skilled male embroiderers like Luiz from the blog Embroiderland.

I am awed by his imaginative and colorful interpretations of Take A Stitch Tuesday stitches, like the gorgeous piece on the left which uses DMC Pearl Cotton in sizes 5, 8, and 12, among other threads.


Isn’t his work gorgeous? I love the effect he creates with vibrant colors and deftly stitched textures on natural linen backgrounds.

I recommend a click on each photo for the large size, descriptions of the threads, and list of stitches used in each piece.

His blog is in Portuguese, but he has a handy translator on each page, if you need it!



We’ve only just begun to go through the submissions and comments, and we’re getting so excited about this series – keep it coming, guys!

So, are you a man who stitches?

We’d love to meet you, too! Please send us an email at – we’d love to hear your story!


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  • Melinda
    March 1st, 2013 9:21 am

    Be sure to check out Wee Little Stitches- that is a husband and wife team. Amazing patterns and work by both.

  • RM
    March 2nd, 2013 5:35 pm

    In my opinion, it is good that we have male stitchers. People forget about Beatrix Potters Tailor of Gloucester story, Remember, the mice left him a note saying “no more twist” to finish the mayors highly decorated waistcoat. They forget that historically, male stitchers were common. It is only in the past century or so that stitching has become “unmanly”. Back then, the money earned from stitching was certainly VERY manly. For the longest time women mostly stitched for domestic reasons. Now, men imagine that they will be laughed into the grave if they have such a hobby, so video games and sports and other “manly” activites are all they do now, leaving stitching for mostly women. Personally, any man comfortable with admitting to have stitching as a hobby, in that respect is a gem to be cherished.

  • Sara
    March 4th, 2013 9:15 am

    I back this idea. There is a huge proportion of men who stitch and they do really great job.

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