The Craft Project

Embroidering Profanity

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I have started scheming some plans for a large embroidery project.  But before launching into such a grand endeavour I thought I’d better shake the rust off by starting out with a few smaller projects (I haven’t done any form of needle craft since I was a kid).  I present to you the results of the first of these smaller projects (with sincere thanks to Vanessa Ægirsdóttir for the refresher on some of the basic stitches).

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It felt very satisfying to create the juxtaposition of the coarseness of language with the traditional style of an embroidered wall hanging.  I like things that will make people do a double take.  Plus, given the state of the world at the moment it felt good to get some of the frustrations with our current reality out and into a pretty and creative form.

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