Thursday, July 02, 2015

Old Sad Boring Ladies with Nothing but Time

It's a long weekend in America, so I know you'll need some extra reading.
Instagram/Eva Krbdk
Tattoos "grandma might actually approve of"...(Never mind the grammar, there's gramma!) I've lost count, in the past nearly twelve years, of how many times we've been likened to grandmothers. But the tattoos are cool.

More old ladies, lesbian old ladies even. Includes an interview with Julie Jackson that says she doesn't know what traditional cross-stitchers think of her patterns because she  doesn't "run in those circles." Well, really, why not? We're quite amusing, you know.

Guy cross-stitches new debit card in less time it takes his bank to send him a replacement.

7 comments:

Minnie said...

Loved the articles I had seen the one about the guy who stitched himself a debit card and I love, love, love those tatoos. If I wasn't chicken I'd get one.

Yekaterina Haussler said...

I saw the tattoos... Looks just a bit painful. :)
Happy 4th of July!

wishiwerestitching.sg said...

this is really awesome... i love it.. :D especially the fox one. ;)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for sharing. I've seen the tattoos on FB and was rather impressed.
The subversive stuff is amusing but rather "simple". A bit like my 12 year old sniggering about the words "pants" or "butt". I'd rather see something clever, like the Scarlet Letter Acrostic chart redesigned to reveal something snarky. I did laugh at "You're Doing It Wrong" and even more at the people that would actually pay for the chart and painstakingly reproduce all the errors.

Bank Card guy made me laugh too.

Lee said...

Still, I just don't get the inference that those of us who enjoy traditional themes in cross stitch are old or grandmotherly. What the writers and even this designer seem to miss is this: Needlework is an art form, no different than painting or sculpting or cooking.

If I painted traditional, gorgeous landscapes, would I be called a grandmother? Or would there be an article in paper about me and my skill with a paintbrush?

If I made you an apple pie with a crust that was light as a feather and melted in your mouth, would I be teased as old and out of touch? Or would you appreciate the skill I employed to create a perfect and traditional pie?

I understand that every generation wants to give tradition a new twist and make it their own. I just don't like that writers think it's amusing to bring my art down in order to prop the "new" art up.

Beth W said...

Hey, if knitting is sexy now, cross-stitch must be, too. I love the creativity of those cross-stitch tattoos! What great finds. :)

Justine said...

Love those tattoos, just don't like the idea of a tattoo! I agree with Lee but have been stitching since I was 16 and have heard all the granny comments many many times before...move on! I'm not keen on the subversive stuff unless it's clever.