Archive / July, 2015

Primark 1

Crafty cock-up

OK, so who’s up for the thorny issue of screwing up with a piece of craftivism? Ooop, is that my hand in the air? Why, yes it is. You see, a few weeks ago a story swept across social media that made me leap for my aida and embroidery thread. It was the tale of […]

face embroidery FINAL

Why embroidery needs feminism

Something struck me when I was recently completing my anatomical facial embroidery (and no, I don’t mean Conjugal Kraken coming at the back of my head with a hefty copy of Gray’s Anatomy). It was that the art of embroidery is so deeply and horrifically sexist that it might have been devised by Jim Davidson, […]