This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. You might think that needlework is an outdated pastime for old ladies, but nothing could be further from the truth. Featuring examples of contemporary embroidery from around the world, Jamie proves that this humble craft is alive and kicking, and explain how your life can be enriched by something as simple as a needle and thread. Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers is one of the world’s most well-known male embroiderers, an internationally exhibited textile artist and curator. A stitcher for over ten years, he is an internationally exhibited artist and the curator of PUSH Stitchery, featuring 30 contemporary embroidery artists from around the world. He has also written articles for textile publications across the world, including FiberArts magazine and Surface Design Journal, and is a regular guest on CrossStitcher magazine.