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Feminist cross stitch and embroidery

Feminist cross stitch and embroidery
Swap Coordinator:chocolatebananacake (contact)
Swap categories: Embroidery  Handmade  Sewing 
Number of people in swap:7
Number of people watching:10
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.80
Last day to signup/drop:November 29, 2017
Date items must be sent by:December 20, 2017
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Hi, welcome to the swap! I've been getting really into cross stitch lately and have really enjoyed looking online at subversive cross stitch ideas. I thought it'd be fun to organise a swap around the theme.

We'll send a small unframed embroidery sampler with an intersectional feminist slogan or image. You can use a bought pattern or make your own. It can be cross stitch or any other kind of embroidery. Don't forget to include a note to say "hi" and include the swap name and your username.

Here's a list of ideas, but feel free to come up with your own:

  • "Smash the patriarchy"

  • "Cats against cat calls"

  • "Support your sisters not just your cisters"

  • "A woman's place is in the revolution"

  • "Black lives matter"

  • "Feminist killjoy"

  • "Riots not diets"

If you'd enjoy receiving something sweary, add a note in the comments, although bear in mind your partner might not be comfortable doing that!

Any questions, comment below.

Discussion

Lyndall 11/10/2017 #

@chocolatebananacake this is a great idea! I would consider putting the rating requirement up because it is a swap that will take some time and effort to make and it would be very sad if someone is flaked on.

Ps. I don't mind swear-y but I don't mind non-sweary either.

Hell0Z0mbie 11/10/2017 #

This is a great swap! I don't know cross stitch, but I love the idea.

mariewilliams810 11/10/2017 #

Darn it! I don't cross stitch either. But I love that there's some feminist swaps happening!

Briarstitch84 11/10/2017 #

Awesome! I do some freestyle embroidery.

chocolatebananacake 11/10/2017 #

@Lyndall I'm keeping an eye on who signs up and will remove anyone with unexplained low ratings. I don't want anyone to miss out because they were unfairly rated in the past.

@Hell0Z0mbie and @mariewilliams810 Any kind of embroidery is fine, it doesn't have to be cross stitch. If you were to host your own feminist themed swap, I'd definitely want to join!

manachai 11/10/2017 #

I'm not very good at cross stitch but I'm definitely giving this a shot! Also I don't mind swears one bit <3

smadronia 11/10/2017 #

I wish I could do this. I lack the skills and the time, but it would be awesome.

Lyndall 11/11/2017 #

@chocolatebannacake - sounds good! Thanks for making the swap safe xo

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