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.
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!
Competition open to UK residents only. The competition runs from 24th Feb to 14th March 2019 and 1 winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter after this date. The winner will be contacted by email and will need to provide a UK delivery address to receive their prize