A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 314,823
Currently Running With Scissors:
248 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 [2] 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: 3 New Political Opinion Embroidery Pieces! (healthcare, zines and ignorance)  (Read 7164 times)
Tags for this thread: embroidery , canada , vote  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There is no right or wrong, when it comes to making art. Making sure that you have fun is the most important part. -Mickey Mouse
Offline Offline

Posts: 6937
Joined: 01-Feb-2009

Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?

View Profile WWW
« 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!
Woohoo - my etsy!
Offline Offline

Posts: 321
Joined: 28-Sep-2006

Does this smell like chloroform to you?!

View Profile WWW
« 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.

http://woohoocrossstitch.etsy.com  My g-rated store

http://crotchstitch.etsy.com  My x-rated store (beware!)
Le Mieux
« 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.

People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people


UK Swap - sent!
« 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!


Personal swap friendly!  Especially ATCs!
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5902
Joined: 23-May-2007

I've got a smile on my face & trees all around me

View Profile available for personal swaps
« 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).

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

The only PhD I earned stands for Pretty Happy Dropout! Now starting new adventures!
Summertime Slacker Crafter
Offline Offline

Posts: 1126
Joined: 05-Jun-2008

Buried in Beads!

View Profile available for personal swaps
« 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.


Looking to de-stash cross stitch magazines, particularly Cross Stitch Gold or New Stitches?  Please drop me a line!  I'd love to swap or buy some missing from my library!
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2009 02:01:12 AM »

They are all great. The typewriter is fantastic!

http://youcraft.org -- free crafts classifieds
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DelfinaV -- Etsy shop
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Nobody could do that much dcoupage without calling on the powers of darkness.
Offline Offline

Posts: 4561
Joined: 10-Nov-2006

stay weird

View Profile available for personal swaps
« 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!

« 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.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

i love glitter and glitter loves me.
Offline Offline

Posts: 6735
Joined: 19-Feb-2004

hi craftster! i've missed you!!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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.

check out my crafty blog!

i like exclamation marks.
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2] 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Holiday Lantern
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Danish Heart Basket
O, Christmas Tree

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.