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From the OG of the Subversive Cross Stitch movement (and brand of the same name) comes Super Subversive Cross Stitch. Featuring 50 easy-to-make designs—both brand-new patterns and fan favorites—stitched together with trademark wit.
Don't freak out. Don't make this about you. May your life be as amazing as you pretend it is on Facebook. What fresh hell is this? Not today, Satan.
Super Subversive Cross Stitch is here to provide crafters with the snarky inspirations they love to stitch. The book features 50 patterns—23 brand-new designs and 27 fan favorites—along with easy-to-follow instructions for the beginner and fonts and designs for adventurous crafters looking to customize their creations. It recasts a traditional, dare we say "sentimental," craft into a modern, relevant art form. It's the latest offering in the Subversive Cross Stitch brand, beloved by legions of DIYers. Less messy than graffiti, Super Subversive Cross Stitch allows crafters to adorn walls with political pith and irreverent twists on classic quotes ("I think, therefore I drink," "Let the good times be gin").
“This book reminds me that I'm not alone in being crafty and sweary all at the same time. Pass the gin.”
—Jenny Lawson, New York Times–bestselling author of Furiously Happy, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, and Broken
"Julie is the true OG of the subversive cross-stitch movement. Modern cross-stitch design would not be what it is today without her. She is a positive and supportive force in the cross-stitch community, providing mentorship to other designers and welcoming new stitchers into the hobby. I am so excited about her new book!"
—Stephanie Rohr, author of Feminist Cross-Stitch
Subversive Cross Stitch blogger Jackson offers 50 wickedly funny designs in this rip-roaring cross stitch pattern guide (after Subversive Cross Stitch). "The cardinal rule... is to enjoy the process and not worry about perfection," Jackson writes, and she carries that laid-back attitude throughout. The opening chapter covers tools and techniques, including directions on separating strands of embroidery floss and using a fabric hoop. Then come the patterns, broken into six sections: "Holidays," contains an easy-enough "Bite Me" bat project, as well as a floral "Happy Fucking Birthday"; "A World Gone Mad" features a Handmaid's Tale inspired "Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum, Bitches!"; "Self Help" showcases a rose-adorned "Don't Be Stupid"; "Cocktail Corner" places "I Think, Therefore I Drink" next to a martini glass; while "Work" features "Get Out of My Office"; and "Gifts" shows readers how to make a floral "May Your Life Be As Amazing As You Pretend It Is on Facebook." Instructions for changing fonts are provided for those wishing to customize their work, and explanatory illustrations, easy-to-follow charts, and colorful photographs enhance the quirky patterns. Jackson's fun-filled approach goes a long way to ridding the craft of its fusty image. Those new to cross-stitch will find this to be a kick-ass place to start.