The #1 most embroidered phrase in history is probably “Home Sweet Home,” closely followed by “Bless This House” and “Live, Laugh, Love.” Those saccharine sentiments are nice and all, but we prefer our embroidery to have a little bit more edge, which is where Etsy comes in. Click through to check out 8 examples of irreverent embroidery, featuring profanity, an STD, and some of our favorite lines from pop culture…
Kanye West’s Twitter is really the gold standard of outrageous celebrity Twitter-izing, and so it makes sense that embroidery magician Amy Sheridan has chosen West’s Twitter as her raison d’etre. She’s embroidered several of her favorite Kanye tweets for your pleasure, and will happily craft your favorite 140-character West saying for a very-reasonable $40 bucks. Great holiday gift or greatest holiday gift? [Supervelma]
Sarah over at Totally Severe really knows how to make embroidery happen. But she doesn’t do your standard hearts and flowers kind of stuff. Oh no, she does whimsical, pop culture-laden designs that will make you laugh and probably scratch your head. As she explains it, “These are the products of idle hands and a disturbed mind.” They’re available for sale on her site, and they’re going fast, so act now if you want your very own embroidered version of Kenneth the Page and Tracy Jordan as Raphaelite angels. Click through to see some of her other awesome creations!
British artist Inge Jacobsen creates cross-stitched covers of Vogue with painstaking detail. Says Jacobsen, “With the over saturation of images, my practice seeks to intervene in this overwhelming consumption from the mass produced and alter it to create something unique. By using intricate and, at times, painstaking technique such as embroidery, I am disrupting the easy consumption of these images.” And turning the fashion world on its head. [Mounts] Keep reading »
This Snooki embroidery is one classy piece of art. The only thing missing is the pickle. [The Daily What] Keep reading »