Adam Pritchett: Intricate Insects & Antique Frames

Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, embroidery artist Adam Pritchett shares his intricate embroidered spiders and pieces inspired by antique frames, antiquarian themes… and a sprinkling of magic and creepiness!

Listen as Adam shares his relatively recent embroidery journey through his inspirations and techniques. And of course, he gets a Gold Star for being our first male embroidery artist on Stitchery Stories.

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of  Adam’s work … 

Susan Weeks chats with Adam about:

  • Loving Instagram for getting discovered and connecting with other artists
  • Using antique frames to inspire textile art
  • After an unplanned Fine Art degree, developing an interest in embroidery
  • Teaching himself embroidery via YouTube and old books
  • Being inspired by nature and books
  • Using versatile woollen fabric and recycled velvet as a contrast to the insects and spooky subjects
  • Building up textures with knots and beads
  • Opportunities to exhibit with the Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, USA
  • Appearing on Kirsty Allsop’s Handmade Christmas TV programme
  • Being featured on Martha Stewart’s Blog
  • What do Adam’s mates think to all these embroidery antics?
  • Virtual communities making it easier to share our work and inspirations
  • Spiders in the coffee shop?
  • Collaboration with fashion designer Hogan McLaughlin

Adam Pritchett embroidery artist Stitchery Stories Textile Art Podcast Guest





Other places & people mentioned:

Light Grey Arts Lab, Minneapolis, USA

Hogan McLaughlin