It's a boXrted! Cross stitch pattern - teddy bear themed pattern for abortion shower gift. Instant PDF download
This pattern is a statement about the stigma and code of silence that surrounds abortion, a simple medical procedure that represents reproductive freedom. True, it's provocative and a bit shocking - but not as shocking as the woeful inadequacy of the reproductive healthcare access that so many people experience.
I think the stigma is bullshit, and I think we should stand up to it. Let's throw our friends abortion showers. Let's get them abortion gifts. Let's stop making people feel like they have to make any justification (to us or to anyone) for having an abortion. "I was pregnant and I didn't want to be anymore" is the end of it.
In service of that goal, I present: this pattern. There are a shitload of schmaltzy fucking patterns with teddy bears and doves and rubber ducks or somesuch bullshit on them to make for someone who's pregnant and wants to give birth, but what options exist for someone who doesn't?
So far, just this one. As such, it's styled to look like an ad-hoc customization of one of those patterns.
Alternative way to get this pattern: Send a receipt (screenshot, etc) for a donation to a national abortion fund (abortionfund.org) to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll send you the pattern.
Sample stitch is shown in a 3" embroidery hoop on 18ct aida
Formats: ZIP file containing 2 PDFs plus a scan of my sample stitch:
- 1pg color+symbols for digital devices
- 1 pg symbols-only with contrasting backstitch
Size: 40x47 stitches (see images for sizing on different fabric counts)
Stitches used: Full X, ¾, ¼, backstitch, french knot
Colors: 9 DMC colors
Difficulty: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪ Easy to Moderate
If you need help handling any of the stitches used in this pattern (especially the French knots), check out my youtube tutorials.
See graphic for finish sizing at different aida counts
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