Coarse cross stitch comes to your fingertips


Over a decade ago, Julie Jackson wandered frustrated around a craft store, trying to unleash a little anger over a thing or two. She stumbled upon the embroidery / cross stitch section, saw the possibilities outlined in the cute teddy bears and inspirational sayings, and decided to add her own wording instead: “Fuck.

Since then, its creation has spawned a whole community of coarse biters eager to express themselves in the world of thread. We rounded up our favorites in September and now you have the option to make your own, with Jackson’s new book Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 clever designs for your sassy side, coming out today. Check out some highlights in the gallery above and grab your own copy here.


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