By stitching the embroidery motif “Home Sweet Gun-Free Home,” you’re normalizing the much-needed new American ideal that you needn’t own a gun to truly protect your home, the lives of those you love, and the lives of strangers you have yet to befriend. You are standing up to the American myth that violent means prevent violent ends. By abstaining from the second amendment and stitching this kit, you’re celebrating a personal commitment to nonviolent practices and peaceful beliefs.
The Stitch n' Bitch DIY Cross-Stitch Kit Project is a chance for embroiderers and concerned citizens to stab out stereotypes with humor and needle art when it comes to the treatment of minority demographics today. Katrina Majkut’s cross-stitch kit and those made with her collaborators attempt to insert feminism, humor and politics into contemporary mass-produced embroidery kits that continue to reassert cross-stitch as a passive, stereotypically gendered and conservative domestic craft. The kit also offers a wry narrative throughout the instructions outlining the challenges people face today. As a limited edition, the kit can be created or kept as a work of fine art.
Kit Includes: Aida Cloth, needle, DMC floss, and sassy instructions (English); all inside an archival plastic sleeve.
Not Included in Kit: A personal sense of humor or political and personal outrage; scissors or embroidery hoop.
Limited Edition Print of 50, Numbered and Signed, Full Color, 11" x 8.5"