In 2006, Julie Jackson published Subversive Cross Stitch, a hilarious collection of insolent and witty cross stitch patterns that doused an all-too-vanilla craft with a bottle of hot sauce. Even with her tamer designs like "Kiss My Grits," "Get Lost," and "#@%&!!," Jackson's caustic phrases wrapped in pretty flowers and frills would have all of our grandmothers fainting in shock.
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her cross stitch revolution, Julie Jackson just released an updated edition of her book with 17 new and even saucier designs!
And how did Julie decide to display her delightfully incendiary cross stitch pieces? On backgrounds of vintage wallpaper of course! We were thrilled 10 years ago when Julie chose to showcase her designs on papers from the Hannah's Treasures Vintage Wallpaper collection, and when she mentioned plans for another book, we were honored to get the chance to work with her again.
You'll gasp, you'll snicker... you may even burst out laughing (because some of these patterns are just downright funny!). Below are a few glimpses of some of the more "genteel" designs. To get the fully saucy flavor, you can purchase the book from the Subversive Cross Stitch website or from Amazon and use her handy patterns to whip up a little cross-stitch trouble of your own. (Just don't forget to look at that vintage wallpaper in the background!)
Love the book? Visit subversivecrossstitch.com
Need some wallpaper? Visit hannahstreasures.etsy.com