Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Beth Ditto porn TOTALLY NOT SAFE FOR WORK embroidery!!

i'm warning ya, okay?
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alrighty then! if there's a way to do an lj-cut type thing on blogger, i don't know how to do it, so excessive periods will have to suffice.

i'm still planning on posting an xmas tutorial and the handmade gifts i made (since i finally finished posting the decor!), but i'm way way too impatient to wait, i want to post these embroidery pieces NOW!


i started thinking about embroidering these specific images back in september or october, when i was brainstorming for the NSFW swap on Phat Quarter. i decided the needlework vulva fit my partner better, but i was still determined to do this set at some point.

but really, i started thinking about embroidering them about a year ago, when i started seeing some NSFW porn embroideries that while well done, weren't exactly all that realistic. in particular, ruby42's embroidery "Lick Me" was so awesome (especially considering she'd just started embroidery within the past WEEK! impressive!), but it was more "what straight men imagine lesbian sex to be" than actually being queer sex, ya know? i admired the stitching, then cringed slightly at the fingernail length.... ;) so i started thinking about hauling out my old stash on On Our Backs and searching for some imagery that was a tad more realistic.

these images are from a photo shoot with Beth Ditto, before everybody figured out who she was and the celebrity/fashion blogs started obsessing over her and her friendship with kate moss, back when the only communities that really knew much about the gossip were the queers and the ex riot grrls. she was a bit smaller then, but even so, she was definitely fatter than mainstream straight porn will show. (and way fucking hotter than mainstrean porn stars too) It was the June/July 2003 issue of On Our Backs, and the photography was done by Rebecca McBride.

i sized them down a bit from the actual photo spread, so that they'd fit into my vintage frames.

together
oob set

bj
oob1
the cock, tattoo, and her bra are all satin stitch, but i went back to this one and filled in her hair with backstitch. whew!

straps
oob2
i love her shoes, and her painted toe nails, but most of all, i love how the straps look framing her partner's but in tighty whiteies.


i'm so glad they're finished! i love them. they're going right up on my bedroom wall.

5 comments:

bee listy said...

these are totally amazing. you win the universe!

amy said...

thanks bee, especially coming from you!

bee listy said...

see facebook wall for a story about this :)

Miranda said...

Ah! I LOVE this! It makes me want to get into embroidery now... ;) Or have an awesome friend who does embroidery!

Yup.

:D

bound to ramble said...

these are amazing! is there any way you could email me the original pictures? my email is bythewayside at gmail dot com.
thanks so much. :D

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