Meet Jamie Chalmers

Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, aka the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery, took up cross stitching fifteen years ago and he’s never looked back.
Since establishing the Mr X Stitch website in 2008, he has been showcasing new talent in the world of textiles and stitch and has curated a number of stitch-based exhibitions in the UK and Ireland. Jamie is an accomplished and internationally exhibited designer in his own right, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch. He is the founder of the game-changing XStitch cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.
Jamie is an active leader in the online stitch community and what he has dubbed ‘the new embroidery movement’ and is active on various social networking platforms. He loves introducing new people to the benefits of embroidery from a creative and wellbeing standpoint and is proud to be an ambassador for this ubiquitous craft.


Jamie Chalmers has a wealth of experience in presenting and public speaking. With numerous appearances on national television and radio, he is one of the most well-known craft “celebrities” in the UK.

His presentation “The View from the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge” is packed with textile art and inspiration, and is ideal for craft groups and students.

He has presented at Universities on building a brand using social media, and regularly works with schools to inspire students about the possibilities of making a living through needlework.

To find out how Jamie can work with your group, contact him.

For a taste of Jamie in action, grab a drink and enjoy his TedX talk from 2014!


If you are looking for a charismatic craft tutor for workshops or structured learning, Jamie Chalmers is the person for you. With hundreds of hours of experience teaching cross stitch and embroidery to people of all ages, Jamie’s style is warmly irreverent and intentionally effective.

If your group, school or workplace want to tap into the magic mindfulness of cross stitch, there is no one better to call upon. Workshops can be developed along specific themes, or people can safely stitch whatever springs to mind. Sessions can be comfortably run for groups of up to 40 people at a time and for anyone aged over 10 years of age.

The amazing power of cross stitch to provide calmness through creativity is something that should be experienced by all.

For more information on how you can hire Jamie for workshops, please contact him.


Jamie is the founder of several brands that have changed the world of embroidery.

Mr X Stitch - Changing The Way You Think About Embroidery

Since 2008 the Mr X Stitch website has challenged people’s preconceptions about needlework, and its international cohort of authors bring their love of textile art to a growing audience. You can find mrxstitch on all the usual social platforms.

XStitch Magazine

XStitch is the game-changing cross stitch pattern magazine that showcases modern designs from talented creators across the world. It is the cross stitch magazine for the modern crafter.


There are many ways to connect with Jamie. You can find his social media links here.

If you have any questions or would like to work with Jamie, simply fill out the form below: