Meta Stuff

Godless Cross Stitch

Since we’ve been talking about being domestic goddesses lately, here’s something those of you with crafty fingers might want to make.

This godless cross stitch piece is very inspiring to me as an unbeliever, plus it’s just flat-out funny. I know a lot of religious people get their panties in a wad over stuff like this (and the Darwin fish car emblems), but these are jokes, so lighten up. Next year I want to self publish a knitting ‘zine called “Question Authority” that will talk about knitting and living without obeying arbitrary rules just because they’re printed in a book (beit a Bible or a book by your favorite Knitting Goddess).

DemoCraft No. 4: God-Free Cross-Stitch
Just like Nana would have made—if she’d gone to Wesleyan. For those with more time and better eyesight, try this alternative to the old saying: “Be Patient. My Ability To Transcend My Primitive Evolutionary Biological Impulses Isn’t Finished With Me Yet.”

This photo is from a Slate article about political crafting that has a slide show of some very provocative pieces.


Donna Druchunas is a freelance technical writer and editor and a knitwear designer. When she's not working, she blogs, studies Lithuanian, reads science and sci-fi books, mouths off on atheist forums, and checks her email every three minutes. (She does that when she's working, too.) Although she loves to chat, she can't keep an IM program open or she'd never get anything else done.

Related Articles


  1. Ha! I love subversive cross-stitch, and even used an example in my TAM5 talk! It was the "BITE ME" cross-stitch, followed with a mock-up of what Phil Plait's calendar photo may have looked like if rendered in needlepoint.

  2. Hey Rebecca, yes that's a really cool book, huh? Sorry I missed TAM5. Do you know if your talk was recorded for the DVDs?

  3. Yes, her talk is indeed on the DVDs (as I have them… just <a> about them to trigger those coincidence markers). Very amusing too!

  4. (Hmm… screwed up that code, the word 'blogged' is missing, but just click on my name and see my current entry (or the Friday 17th August entry if you are viewing this after today…)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button