Sewn art showcase at pop-up shop

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Is it art, or is it craft? A question Mr X Stitch, aka Jamie Chalmers, mused over at the exhibition of cross-stitch and embroidery he has curated in Bedford town centre.

“If you are following a pattern, then its a hobby,” he said. “But if you start something original, put some thought into it, then it’s art, even though you are using traditional methods.”

The colourful exhibition in the BedPop shop features sewn works from Bedford, and around the globe, and has pieces which range from the whimsical to thought-provoking but all display extraordinary skill with a needle and thread.


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