Punk As F!ck
Stitched by: Heather Briony McGinn
Pattern designed by: Heather Briony McGinn
I was driven to pay homage to the quiet revolutionary actions of women throughout history, from the earliest champions for women’s suffrage to the punk art collective of the Guerilla Girls. As handicrafts, such as cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, and crochet have traditionally been considered ‘women’s work’, they have subsequently been undervalued as artistic and creative practices. Craftivism makes room for women to engage in activism in safe spaces, without the threat of violence that comes with other forms of activism, such as public protesting.