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Really cross stitch : for when you just want to stab something a lot
Fahey, Rayna, author.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Herbert Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
"Inspired by the banners and signs at recent marches around the world, Really Cross Stitch takes all of that anger, outrage, and protest and puts it inside a decorative border ... along with some snarky commentary and general annoyance. Stitching for public protest is not new. First-wave feminists in the US and in Britain used needlework in their demonstrations and public protest lectures during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Needlework and other handcrafts, however, declined throughout the twentieth century. But in the 21st century, there has been a steep resurgence and many are turning to crafting, especially needlework, as an activist strategy. In Knitting for Good, feminist Betsy Greer makes this point strongly when she proclaims, "I think every act of making is an act of revolution." Featuring more than 40 truly original cross stitch designs, the book also contains instructions on techniques for new stitchers."--
A short history -- The basics -- You will need... -- How to cross stitch -- Patterns.
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