Stitch Bitch Subversives, DIY Counted Cross-Stitch Kit

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Stitch Bitch Subversives, DIY Counted Cross-Stitch Kit

50.00

Katrina Majkut
Woman Card, DIY Counted Cross-Stitch Kit by Katrina Majkut, 2017
Paper, thread, needle, business card, aida cloth in plastic, 11 x 8.5 inches,
Limited Edition of 50. Signed by Artist.

Mixed Race Card, DIY Counted Cross-Stitch Kit by Julie Marie Seibert, 2019
Paper, thread, needle, aida cloth in plastic, 11 x 8.5 inches, Limited Edition of
50. Signed by Artists.

Preggo Rewards Card, DIY Counted Cross-Stitch Kit by Aimee Gilmore
and Katrina Majkut, 2019 Paper, thread, needle, aida cloth in plastic,
11 x 8.5 inches, Limited Edition of 50. Signed by Artists.

Embroidery is still considered a domestic craft done primarily by women. It carries a lot of unfair stereotypes regarding domesticity and femininity, which has a big impact on the roles and identities of women (and therefore, on anyone else too). As an artistic medium, it has been present in all cultures across the world throughout human history too. Despite that, if you go to any major craft store and look at the embroidery kits consumers can buy, they almost exclusively promote conservative, Anglo-Christian narratives and motifs that reinforce embroidery’s historical stereotypes.

The mission of the Stitch Bitch Subversives Embroidery Kits is to break free from these visual and symbolic constraints. It aims to modernize, democratize, and decolonize mass-produced/ consumer-based embroidery kits by making them more diverse, inclusive, and into creative outlets of social change. By collaborating with other artists, writers, and proactive citizens, the project embraces the power of intersectionalism and heightens the importance of the personal. Each kit is a platform to humorously call out demographic stereotypes by those in them for the purpose of raising awareness in others, overcoming such biases, and, just maybe, providing some cathartic, healing laughter while stitching. As a limited edition, the kit can be created or kept as a work of fine art.

Kit Includes: Aida Cloth, needle, DMC floss, sassy instructions (English and Spanish), a business card, all inside an archival plastic sleeve.

Not Included in Kit: A personal sense of humor or political and personal outrage; scissors or embroidery hoop.

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