Stitching is Sexy–No, Really!

I have been asked more than once how we can make cross stitching and other embroidery “cool.”

I don’t know why I’m being asked that, unless it has to do with my Alaska locale, in which case I’m beyond cool.

However, if you ask me how to make stitching sexy, I might have a viable answer.

"Stitch" definition from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

See? Stitching is sexy. I’m not making it up.

According to the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, “stitch” is a euphemism for “sex” or, specifically, “lying with a woman.”

Now, if you want, you can argue with me that this definition means a man and woman are merely not telling the truth. It seems that would be likely true in this case, too, but I’m pretty sure this is also a reference to sex.

So there you have it. People in the 1800s knew stitching was sexy. Now you do, too. All we have to do is show everyone else.


You can download a Kindle copy of 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (which as I make this link is free—I have no idea how long it will remain free) or purchase a 2012 printing of the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – The Original Classic Edition

So…are you going to stitch tonight?

Yep, me too.

Lost your stitching mojo?

No worries. Get your stitchback.

4 Responses to “Stitching is Sexy–No, Really!”

  1. Jen

    Working on a new comment system to deal with SPAM. Bear with me. Thanks!

    February 28, 2014 @ 1:24 pm
  2. New comment system here. Why don’t you give it a shot so we can see how it goes?

    February 28, 2014 @ 4:50 pm
  3. Works for me!! 🙂

    February 28, 2014 @ 8:56 pm
  4. Thanks, Melissa! You’re my tech hero.

    March 1, 2014 @ 6:03 am

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