Feminist Embroiderers and Artists

Hi!

My post on Embroidery Inspiration went down very well so I thought I’d share some unsung heroes of the Feminist art movement.

I think feminist embroidery is some of the best political art. There’s something about how embroidery is usually a women’s hobby and women were expected to learn and master this art form in school, then these women turning this into a protest and political statement.

Hannah Hill

 

I’ve been following this amazing woman on Instagram for quite some time (you can find her page here). Her work is in a kind of cartoon 90s theme but her style is truly unique. Her most famous work is her embroidered version of the ‘Arthur’ meme, she’s been interviewed many a time about this by websites like Buzzfeed and brands like Dr Martens. You can find her shop here.

 

Jazz Moodie

 

Jazz makes art all about body positivity, she embroiders nude figures onto tshirts and sweatshirts (as well as other things). You can even get your own nude embroidered! She makes simple but striking pieces with a Kantan needle, and all her pieces are handmade. Her mission is to ‘fight sexualisation and champion body positivity’, I don’t think you can go wrong with that. You can find her website here and her instagram here.

Atypical Stitch

This woman deserves WAY more recognition for the amazing art she makes! She combines delicate beading and mixed media embroidery with statement womb pieces. If you’ve never heard of her, you definitely need to go and check her instagram out! You can find it here

I’m sure I’m going to make several instalments of this series as I’m always finding amazing people with amazing messages expressing themselves through amazing art.

Thanks for reading and good-luck with all your embroidery endeavours!

Lorna x

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Su Leslie says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing these. I totally agree that embroidery is powerful precisely because it’s been dismissed as a “feminine” craft. 😀

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