WGSN-homebuildlife will publish its full analysis of the trend this week; to whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek at one aspect of the movement in particular.
Left: Mr X Stitch; right: Fireworks by Aubrey Longley-Cook
The new embroidery has been taken up by a number of male enthusiasts, dubbed ‘manbroiderers’. Mr X Stitch, founder of “the number one contemporary embroidery and needlecraft blog on the planet” (in his own words), is one of the most well-known.
There is a Manbroidery blog and Flickr stream, while a Manbroidery manifesto is currently under construction. Popular stitching topics include superheroes, characters from cult films and video games, and song lyrics. American manbroiderer Aubrey Longley-Cook, in particular, creates beautiful cross stitch pieces.