Weird On Etsy: Twisted Stitches, Bitches

Julie Jackson's take on the traditional sampler.
Julie Jackson's take on the traditional sampler.
subversivecrossstitch.com

I'm a huge fan of kitsch and other general absurdity. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that one of my favorite sites is Etsy.com, providing both in ample supply. This week's fun find: twisted cross-stitch. Julie Jackson and Rachel McKay offer a unique take on the flowery, religious needlework of generations past.

Julie Jackson's collection of dirty patterns.
Julie Jackson's collection of dirty patterns.
subversivecrossstitch.com

Subversive Jewels. The Official Outlet of Subversive Cross Stitch Artist: Julie Jackson (Dallas, TX) Products: Cross Stitch, Cross Stitch Kits & Supplies Price: $3 - $25 Quote: "Bad language is a pure and harmless pleasure. The reckless smashing of a taboo without hurting a fly." - Barbara Holland

Weird On Etsy: Twisted Stitches, Bitches
subversivecrossstitch.com

Julie Jackson is the guru of crude cross-stitch. The artist began stitching surly sayings in 2003 as a release for pent up aggression towards a bad boss ("she once told me to make sure we had lots of film for the digital camera. Hellooooo?"). Now she's her own boss, and Jackson's book and note cards (sold at Urban Outfitters) have attracted a new audience to the craft. The artist sells the bulk of her goods through her websites and uses Etsy for discounted items and supplies. In 2007 she launched Kitty Wigs (yes, wigs for cats), which spawned Glamourpuss, a book of seriously funny feline photography.

Weird On Etsy: Twisted Stitches, Bitches

Next: Naughty Needles

 

Inspired by a church marquee in her home state of Alabama....
Inspired by a church marquee in her home state of Alabama....
rachelmckay.blogspot.com
... featured here.
... featured here.
rachelmckay.blogspot.com

Naughty Needles: Needlework for the Non-Traditional Artist: Rachel McKay Product(s): "XXX Stitch," Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Scarves Price: $5 - $55 Quote: "Vulgarity is my specialty."

Word.
Word.
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The hairstylist from Daphne, AL, started stitching after seeing one of Julie Johnson's surly patterns in BUST magazine and hasn't put the needle down since. Listed among her inspirations: video games, humor, vulgarity, television, feminism and tattoos.


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