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2009-05-08 Down Under
"embroidery pr0n"
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Posted by Classer 2009-05-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6504 views ]  Top

#1 "Craft is about DIY culture," says Jenkins. "By making things yourself, you're not beholden to big corporate structures. It's a way of bucking the system."

No it's a lady's sewing circle, you demented git. I swear to God some people can't even open their mouths without the words "big corporate structures" coming out.
Posted by gromky 2009-05-08 03:41||   2009-05-08 03:41|| Front Page Top

#2 If they really cared about humanity, they'd be making clothes for poor folks or victims of weather disasters or such, instead of attempting to deal with their adolescent dysfunctions and their insecure need for attention in some useless fashion.

A too-affluent society, with too much time on their hands.

No 'corporate structure' could be more ridiculous or useless than these folks.
Posted by no mo uro 2009-05-08 06:06||   2009-05-08 06:06|| Front Page Top

#3 Actually, as a member of the Crafter-American community, I approve of this Resistance. The embroidery/cross-stitch universe has contracted in recent years to a ridiculous tyranny of Precious Moments, sappy scripture verses, noble wolves' eyes, and (wait for it) Thomas Kincade, Painter of Light. Plus endless lines of country kitschy geese with bows on their necks marching across every possible embroiderable kitchen surface.

It is a real Struggle to find fun projects that break away from the aforementioned mold, and I'm glad they're trying. I don't love the subject matter, but really. Enough with the "Home Sweet Home" already. We're grownups!
Posted by Seafarious 2009-05-08 09:26||   2009-05-08 09:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Sorry, I just boggled at this absolutely priceless line:
"...costume designer Hannah Cuthbertson, 25, left her vagina behind at the bar..."

I swear, the snappy comments just write themselves.
Posted by Sgt. Mom">Sgt. Mom  2009-05-08 09:54|| http://www.celiahayes.com]">[http://www.celiahayes.com]  2009-05-08 09:54|| Front Page Top

#5 We should have known this was coming, when knitting became a hipster fad. It couldn't stay ironic for long without reverting to hedonistic norms.
Posted by Mitch H.">Mitch H.  2009-05-08 11:15|| http://blogfonte.blogspot.com/]">[http://blogfonte.blogspot.com/]  2009-05-08 11:15|| Front Page Top

#6 There is almost certainly more than one scarf floating around with Rove, Yoo, Ashcroft, Bolton, Bolten, etc. stitched in...
Posted by Seafarious 2009-05-08 11:28||   2009-05-08 11:28|| Front Page Top

#7 oh, so THESE are the folks who came up with that crocheted grenade cozy i saw on What Not To Crochet Blog...
Posted by Querent 2009-05-08 13:01||   2009-05-08 13:01|| Front Page Top

#8 Needlework is a relaxation form, much like the putatively more masculine woodcarving. I agree, it's gone awfully cutesy in recent years -- there used to be a lot more available in the way of medieval tapestry and art nouveau designs. Of course, neither is suitable for beginners or a quick evening project.
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-05-08 13:36||   2009-05-08 13:36|| Front Page Top

#9 Sgt. Mom - was "snappy" comments a pun?
Posted by no mo uro 2009-05-08 15:43||   2009-05-08 15:43|| Front Page Top

#10 Sea and TW, I hear ya. If I get offered one more damn Precious Moments pattern, something is gonna die, horribly.

(Don't know how detailed you ladies wanna get, but you might want to check out Scarlet Quince for some incredible patterns based on classical artworks...I've also had some luck on eBay, too, believe it or not. But I'm moving towards adapting political posters on my own lately. Somehow Soviet-era ones seem strangely appropriate for some reason....with a little modification, of course.....and I'm sure that Mr Fairey won't like what I did with his "O" sign one either, but c'est la vie.)
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2009-05-08 18:03||   2009-05-08 18:03|| Front Page Top

#11 "as a member of the Crafter-American community"

oh sure, another oppressed minority :-)
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-05-08 18:52||   2009-05-08 18:52|| Front Page Top

#12 Cornsilk Blondie - a friends wife was the chief designer/developer for Precious Moments. Went to their wedding and never saw them again.
They were both oldest children of major Hong Kong family combines. I think he was from Jewelry or Clothes and I don't remember what she was.
Wedding was at the Seafood Restaurant in Chicago's China town next to I-57 or 55 (It's a decade ago I forget.)
more booze then you could ever drink. I think it was a 20 course dinner - 2 or 3 with whole lobsters. About 500+ guests at the dinner.
Entertainment included break dancers from another ethnic group care of a loving alderman....

Both drove new Lexus to the wedding... (that the gave each other)... Rings were.... yeah...

Food was A*
Posted by 3dc 2009-05-08 20:19||   2009-05-08 20:19|| Front Page Top

#13 Sea, contact me and I'll try to send you a couple of my patterns. They are DEFINITELY not "sappy". A few are created from scenes I took in Germany during one of my three tours there. Most were designed using "Pattern Maker" software. The most intricate is one of the "Church in the Rock, from Idar-Oberstein, Germany (14x20, 14-count).
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2009-05-08 20:31|| http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]">[http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]  2009-05-08 20:31|| Front Page Top

#14 I'd like to see someone do Starry Night by Vincent Van Gough.
Posted by Neville Ulolusing8219 2009-05-08 20:52||   2009-05-08 20:52|| Front Page Top

#15 ditto.
Posted by Thor Hupeaque2689 2009-05-08 21:01||   2009-05-08 21:01|| Front Page Top

#16 The things Ranburgers get up to, when they aren't writing cogent analyses and clever snarks! Happy needling, y'all!
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-05-08 21:03||   2009-05-08 21:03|| Front Page Top

#17 Whoops! Pretend you can see that invisible t, kthx.
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-05-08 21:04||   2009-05-08 21:04|| Front Page Top

#18 3dc, I have no doubt they are seriously raking in the dough. The designs still make me homicidal, though (they remind me of those stupid "Love Is" designs back in the 70's.....yecch!)

Old Patriot, I bet that's a gorgeous pattern! I gotta dust off my PC Stitch and start running through some of my brother's pictures.....
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2009-05-08 21:16||   2009-05-08 21:16|| Front Page Top

#19 " I'd like to see someone do Starry Night by Vincent Van Gough."

Ask and ye shall receive.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-05-08 22:31||   2009-05-08 22:31|| Front Page Top

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