How to cross-stitch this feminist quote “Though she be but little, she is fierce”

Learn how to make this ballsy cross-stitch design for yourself with step-by-step instructions, plus you could win a copy of Feminist Cross-Stitch in my blog giveaway so read on to enter the competition…

The newly released craft book Feminist Cross-Stitch by Stephanie Rohr is packed full of vintage-inspired yet thoroughly modern patterns for crafty activists! In fact, there’s 40 designs to choose from in this book – from the cute and flowery to the downright sweary!

By the way, the gorgeous pineapple design in the hoop was made for me by my bestie Jenna, who is a whizz at cross-stitch and I’m hoping I can learn this sewing technique from her one day 🙂

Whether you’re already a fan of cross-stitch or fancy giving it a go for the first time, there’s something in this book for you. Cross-stitch techniques are explained in easy-to-understand language, with diagrams and each project provides the pattern to recreate the playful design yourself.

Here’s one of the projects from the book to get you started:


Fits a 5 × 7–inch (12.7 × 17.8 cm) frame when stitched on 14-count Aida

I am a theater nerd at heart, so I had to include a Shakespeare quote in this collection. This one comes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and describes Helena, who is physically small but strong and feisty. Shakespeare wrote during a time when women weren’t allowed onstage, yet he penned some of the most complex female characters. This piece would be right at home in a child’s room or nursery. Teach them young that size doesn’t determine power.

You can download the PDF of the project below if you prefer.

Extract published here with permission, Feminist Cross-Stitch: 40 Bold and Fierce Patterns by Stephanie Rohr (Lark, RRP £14.99, HB)

What do you think? Fancy giving cross-stitch a go? The good news is that you can win a copy of Stephanie Rohr’s book Feminist Cross-Stitch in my giveaway. There are plenty of ways to enter the competition via the Rafflecopter below so get your entries in now and best of luck!

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40 thoughts on “How to cross-stitch this feminist quote “Though she be but little, she is fierce”

  1. I love sewing and also up cycling furniture,I used to cross stitch when I was little,this book looks fab!x

  2. Cross stitch, knitting, jewellery making, embroidery but I’m just learning to crochet

  3. I love doing arts & crafts with my niece and nephew and some basic cross-stitch

  4. I love card making and my fiancee love crochet, sawing, cross stitch….. anything really

  5. Cross stitching and up-cycling are my passions. ATM. I love this book! Plenty of makes for my friends at Christmas.

  6. oooh my friend would love this – always creative and passionate about women’s rights!

  7. we love crafts such as making cards and we’re teaching the kids how to knit atm!

  8. My main craft these days is papercraft – rubberstamping, die cutting and anything inky. But I also knit, crochet, embroider and cross stitch.

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