Julie Jackson runs subversivecrossstitch.com, a website that sells needlepoint kits to stitchers who want to stick it to the man.
While the kits include old-timey, mundane motifs like birds, hearts, and flowers, the words on the patterns aint your grandmas cross stitch.
Instead of trite messages like God Bless Our Home, Jacksons patterns include crotchety sayings like Happy Fþþþing Holidays, Get The Fþþþ Out my House, Bþtch, and Shut Your Whore Mouth.
Jackson explains, The more sweetness there is in the design, the more the foul words stand out.
She gets inspiration for her patterns from everyday frustrations and rap lyrics, and says the crafts are therapeutic for anyone whos fed up.
She thinks her patterns wouldve been useful for women back in the old days, when they werent allowed to join men- only conversations.
Jackson laughs, Imagine yourself in that kind of Jane Austen scenario stitching, Shut The Fþþþ Up as the men talk. Pretty therapeutic.
The kits run from $12 to $20.
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