These subversive cross stitch kits are hilariously cathartic to stitch up, and make for some great wall art or fantastic gifts for your favorite foulmouthed friend! This one-woman company from Julie Jackson has been churning out patterns for nearly 20 years, and you've probably seen her collaborations with brands like Fred and The DIY Network. These kits come with everything you need to complete your design, including the pattern, threads, needle, hoop, and instructions (though please note they don't come with frames - we love finding small ornate ones at thrift shops), and most designs measure about 20 square inches when finished, with sides between 3 and 6 inches depending on the design and configuration.
Here's a little blurb from Julie's website about her inspiration:
"Subversive Cross Stitch began in the spring of 2003 as a form of anger management therapy when I was dealing with a bully of a boss. At my wit’s end and in dire need of some art therapy, I stopped by a craft store on the way home from work one day and picked up an ornate sampler—I hadn’t done any cross stitch since I was a kid. Once I finished the intricate border of pink flowers, I decided to stitch the word “Fuck” right in the center. It felt so great, and the idea was born!"