Feminist icon cross-stitch book cover

Feminist icon cross-stitch

Anna Fleiss

746.443 /Fleiss

30 daring cross stitch designs to celebrate strong women

Shawna's picture

I first discovered this book on the shelves of the Bookmobile. I ended up making two of the patterns as Christmas gifts for family members. There is a nice mix of text and image patterns and many that are great for beginners! -Shawna

Really cross stitch : for when you just want to stab something a lot book cover

Really cross stitch : for when you just want to stab something a lot

Rayna Fahey

746.443 /Fahey
Nonfiction, Crafts

"Inspired by the banners and signs at recent marches around the world, Really Cross Stitch takes all of that anger, outrage, and protest and puts it inside a decorative border ... along with some snarky commentary and general annoyance. Stitching for public protest is not new. First-wave feminists in the US and in Britain used needlework in their demonstrations and public protest lectures during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Needlework and other handcrafts, however, declined throughout the twentieth century. But in the 21st century, there has been a steep resurgence and many are turning to crafting, especially needlework, as an activist strategy. In Knitting for Good, feminist Betsy Greer makes this point strongly when she proclaims, "I think every act of making is an act of revolution." Featuring more than 40 truly original cross stitch designs, the book also contains instructions on techniques for new stitchers."--

Melody's picture

Find patterns for inspiring phrases like “nevertheless, she persisted” and “fight like a girl.” You don’t have to be a crafter to find this book entertaining. We all need a little comic relief every now and then. -Melody