TED Talk: Why cross stitch is relevant today

If you’re familiar with the TED organization and their “TED talks” you may think that the focus is on technology, science and global issues. But Barbara Hutson brought to my attention the TED talk by Jamie Chalmers, who calls himself Mr. X Stitch. He makes the case for cross stitch and other needle arts. A favorite quote from the talk: “If every single person on the planet tried to do some cross stitch, it would make the world a better place.”

Here is a link to the video of his talk:


and here is his website: http://www.mrxstitch.com/

Mr-X-Stitch-Cat-Lane-Colour-200x300About TED: TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.



The Loudoun Sampler Guild is a group of sampler enthusiasts based in northern Virginia. We meet monthly for lectures, needlework classes and workshops, and field trips.

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