Whether it’s because of dumpster fires, trash compactors, or political garbage, check out these seven subversive cross-stitch books if you feeling like stabbing something but in a polite, lady-like way 😉
Sometimes you just want to stitch a pretty border with a swear word in it. Maybe it’s a strong, feminist statement to keep on your wall. Or you just want to stitch a gnome butt. No judgement here! Whether it’s just for giggles or to make us feel inspired, there’s a cross-stitch for that.
Several of the authors on this list have had there ups and downs over the last few years a lot of it having to do with the political climate. Then there came the realization that a lot of other folx out there like the kinds of patterns they were creating. Stitching gives us something to keep busy, to feel centered or empowered, or to promote craftivism and gives us a sense of community. There are others that feel the same way we do.
So if any of that resonates with you, take a look at the list of books to see which one strikes your fancy or strikes a match! There are lots of links and some background info too.
sub·ver·sive /səbˈvərsiv/ adjective
- seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution.
Similar: disruptive – troublemaking – inflammatory
Okay, let’s take a look at these improper cross-stitch books and the troublemaking authors behind them!
From 2015 but still a goodie! Or more of a naughty? Haha.
Not only did Julie Jackson just do a collaboration with Jenny Lawson of The Bloggess, Julie has a fresh, new book coming out later this year!
Her website/blog is the best place to find Julie Jackson.