My name is Michelle and I’m a serial cross stitcher. I design and hand stitch all my pieces, and I started making because I’m a bit obsessive about loads of things. The pieces I make are fan art and represent the people and pop culture I love to my core: Bowie, The Fall, Vic and Bob, Elsie Tanner, Ronnie Barker…to add an extra level of weird I like to listen or watch the subject matter while I’m stitching them. I’ve just realised how Buffalo Bill that sounds. I’m lucky that people share my ‘enthusiasm’ and want to buy them.

The digital images you see on this site are my patterns, which I can stitch up either as they are or modify to exactly what you need (have a look at my Twitter page for regular photos of finished pieces).  I'm always happy to draw new designs and nothing is too small, large or plain crackers for me to have a go at. 

I sell greeting cards, mugs & prints at: www.etsy.com/shop/8bitnorthxstitch

There's cross stitch pieces and a large range of cards at the Royal Exchange Theatre Shop, and cards at HOME in Manchester City Centre, the Lowry Theatre shop in Salford, Gallery Oldham, Loafers Vinyl in the Piece Hall, Halifax, and Some Great Reward record shop in Glasgow.

I designed a range of Brontë cards and cross stitch pieces, and they're  available at the Brontë Parsonage shop in Haworth. I've also designed cards for Elizabeth Gaskell's House and the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, which are for sale exclusively at those venues. Most recently I designed a set of Strawberry Studios cards and prints for Stockport Museum, and also completed a big stitch piece for them which hangs in their brilliant Strawberry Studios exhibition.

Last year I designed a range of New Order/Joy Division/Haçienda/Factory Records cards and cross stitch pieces exclusively for Manchester Art Gallery for their MIF True Faith exhibition.

There's lots of ways to get in touch if you want to chat about a cross stitch piece, a new design, ordering some cards (trade or otherwise) or if you just want discuss your favourite Fall song (this week, mine's Pat Trip Dispenser). Hop on over to my
get in touch page and start tapping...


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