Cross Stitch Patterns for Anti-Racist Stitchers

To My Fellow Cross Stitchers, 
Let’s become anti-racist stitchers. I want us to stitch for Black lives with the same enthusiasm we had when we stitched for feminism in 2016. Black lives matter. They matter in every aspect of our everyday existence—even in the patterns we use and the stitches we make! Let’s keep our craftivism going for the long haul. Let’s display our art, gift it, and share it. Let’s use our stitches to build community, spark conversation, and live in discomfort.
While I am new to anti-racist work, I am here now and I am motivated. If you are also new to this movement, here are some resources I’ve found helpful. Cross stitch cannot be our only form of activism. Let’s stay engaged, show up, do our work, count our stitches, and address our privilege.
Black stitchers, I want your voices to be included. If you have an idea for a cross stitch pattern you'd like to see here, email me thestrandedstitch@gmail.com and I'll (try my best to) turn your design into a cross stitch pattern.

Learn while you stitch! Here is a list of media to consume while you stitch
Anti-Racism Resources for White People


Have you donated to your local bail fund yet? 
Find your local bail fund here


Some organizations to support, show up for, and DONATE TO 
  
Movement for Black Lives 


People’s Budget LA 


Campaign Zero


Color of Change 


Youth Justice Coalition


Black Youth Project 100


Black Organizing of Leadership and Dignity


Black Trans Advocacy Coalition


Black Women's Blueprint


Minnesota Healing Justice Network 


Unicorn Riot 


Showing Up For Racial Justice 

 

Now for the Patterns
Click on the pattern to for the downloadable pdf.

don't call the cops cross stitch
 
i yield my time fuck you
 
 
fuck the police cross stitch pattern
 
no justice no peace cross stitch pattern