Thursday, January 17, 2013

It's...What?...I DON'T KNOW!

In another installment of you don't have to be a journalist to write for the internet, HuffPo has shown off a cross-stitch needlepoint.
Photo by BriocheBun
Oh, for crissake's, people. Even Wikipedia gets it right. All of the stuff is called embroidery--although there is also something called surface embroidery which is specific rather than general. But cross-stitch, needlepoint, blackwork, and crewel (among others) are all embroidery. But you don't have to say "cross-stitch embroidery" or "blackwork embroidery" unless you know nothing at all about needlework and you want to make sure that granny stuff doesn't rub off on you. It's all done with threads, a needle with an eye, and ground fabric. The ground fabric and the threads are what distinguishes each type.

Fortunately, someone gave a sassy answer in the comments so I didn't have to heave my shoulders and sigh while rolling my eyes and writing another sarcastic response to people who don't know anything about a subject writing about it without doing any research.

The fact that this is a celebrity face in cross-stitch only serves to rub salt in the wound.

6 comments:

xeyedmary said...

Some Wisper on his head might be hysterical!

carol fun said...

ok xeyedmary's comment has me LOL..and I totally join you in the eye roll & shaking of the head. It annoys me that "journalists" know nothing about the subjects of embroidery and its permutation and lump it all together. If they are afraid it is all "granny" stuff and it will rub off on them,then write about something different. OK..climbing down off of the soap box. Thanks for the laugh.

Glenna said...

xeyedmary--hilarious! Of all the things/people to crosspoint in needlestitch too...

Kristen said...

And of Bruce Willis, no less. :O

doris said...

As my grandma used to say, "Some people have all of their taste in their mouths."

Laura said...

In the words of OMC, "How bizarre, how bizarre"...