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Topic: 3 New Political Opinion Embroidery Pieces! (healthcare, zines and ignorance)  (Read 4383 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2009 09:44:26 PM »

I can't believe you made an entire word from French knots! I can't even do one french knot!
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2009 05:24:32 AM »

Fantastic stitching!!

And as a former resident Brit I have to agree with your stitching comments about health care!  I have an ongoing discussion with a so called 'republican' who has no health care and who recently had a car accident and still can't see any problem with her situation.
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2009 11:38:46 AM »

i too agree that using your political stances in craft is a great way to get your opinion across. also being a brit, i cant imagine having to think about money etc if i've just been in an accident or facing a life-threatening illness. i always sound so dumb when asking americans about their healthcare system - i just dont get it. and i dont understand why they call the UK 'socialist' because we have free healthcare....surely its a good thing...??

anyway. i love your work - your needlework is something i envy and love to look at.
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2009 02:27:00 PM »

craftydame, I saw these on your blog and am glad you posted them here.

Love, LOVE everything about your new pieces.  Beautiful stitching and what awesome bright colors for the frames!
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2009 03:48:05 PM »

Wow I love these. 

Great stitching and statements (it's like a match made in heaven).
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2009 01:48:42 AM »

I love the look of the fonts and color combination in the ignorance piece.  Excellent point about slang in the vernacular as well. 

The typewriter in your zine piece is very sweet, and the detail is awesome!  I love the frame you chose as it truly makes your stitching pop.   Grin

The health care piece has a good message behind it; however, you left out Alaska.  Seeing part of the continent randomly sliced off makes it look strange to my eye - the straight divide seems chopped off or unfinished.  I understand it's a space crunch too get it to fit correctly in a frame, but it looks like the continent has a chopped off chicken neck sticking off the Yukon.

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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2009 02:01:12 AM »

They are all great. The typewriter is fantastic!
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2009 06:09:11 AM »

I'm now following you're blog so that I can comment about this when I'm not in the middle of my english class! Beautiful work though, and I totaly respect you're opinion!
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2009 06:27:34 AM »

your pieces look fantastic. just one little comment about the healthcare debate piece, though... Newfoundland isn't actually attached to the rest of Canada.
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2009 09:12:24 AM »

thank you so much everyone!

first, i feel stupid about newfoundland, i KNEW that. would you believe that in grade 9 i was one of only 2 kids in my entire class who could correctly name all the provinces/territories and their capitols? (what was worse, the other kid had only moved to canada 2 months before!) i went back and looked at the image i used, and i think they'd drawn it super close together, and when i blew it up bigger, what had been two lines side by side became an actual piece without me noticing it. whoops! thanks for pointing that out!

as for alaska, i know, i'm sorry! i also left out about half of nunavut, so don't take it personally! Grin not to mention hawaii, or the islands off bc's coast, or the inaccuracies along the border, with the great lakes left out..... i just wanted the very basic shapes, easily recognizable.

i posted these pieces on my blog and on flickr earlier than i posted them here, and it's been really interesting considering the nationalities of the people who've commented on the healthcare piece.
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