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:

THOUGH SHE BE BUT LITTLE, SHE IS FIERCE

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

  3. 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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