Exploring The Naughty Side of Embroidery (NSFW!)

I’m pretty sure most people have a hard time associating the words naughty and embroidery. Embroidery is traditionally thought of as maybe your grandmother’s craft or hobby, which is true. But! There are many embroidery artists who have taken the medium of embroidery and realized the same provocative imagery that other artists have done for years. I feel like the NSFW images, when translated in needle and thread, take on an even naughtier feel-which is a good thing! I am coming to find that the older I get, the more I’m appreciating the exploration of the body and subjects that have been kept behind closed doors. Here are some of my favorite NSFW embroideries!

Frost my cupcake by double-speak

Doublespeak

socks

Alaina Varrone

untitled

The Blue Pixie

Nike Schroeder - Flesh Ideal

Nike Schroeder

Mandy Besek

How do you feel about provocative imagery and embroidery? Or provocative imagery and craft in general?

This entry was posted in Art, Artists, Bits n Pieces, Embroidery, Inspiration and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Exploring The Naughty Side of Embroidery (NSFW!)

  1. kathryn says:

    I love that art has such range to include stitchery. After all it started with burnt sticks on rocks. Now that’s a craft! To dye or bead a fabric and include the gods of fertility was common. Perhaps we haven’t seen more early examples because of the practice of destruction of these “evil” artifacts by various religions in earlier times. For people uncomfortable with the subject matter, discuss, walk away, voice your opinion. Just don’t destroy.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s