Home Sweet Gun-Free Home celebrates non-violent solutions. Instead of
reiterating America’s belief that a violent means prevents a violent end, and
the belief in exercising the 2nd amendment, Home Sweet Gun-Free Home seeks to
normalize more peaceful and non-violent practices and beliefs. This kit is
particularly salient considering America’s gun sales rose in 2020 and armed
rioters stormed the US capital. Reflecting on race equality, the kit also
questions who is socially allowed to own guns. It questions the ethics and
efficacy of guns in the home, a place where all Americans were limited to
during the pandemic, by examining the statistical impact of guns on it and
family life. This is particularly salient as a majority of gun deaths are by
suicide of which rates have increased. The pandemic also caused an increase in
domestic violence of which women are more likely to be killed by a domestic
partner using a gun if a gun resides in the home.
ABOUT THE KIT PROJECT:
The Stitch n' Bitch DIY Cross-Stitch Kit Project is a chance for embroiderers and concerned citizens to stab out stereotypes with humor and needle art when it comes to the treatment of minority demographics today. Katrina Majkut’s cross-stitch kit and those made with her collaborators attempt to insert feminism, humor and politics into contemporary mass-produced embroidery kits that continue to reassert cross-stitch as a passive, stereotypically gendered and conservative domestic craft. The kit also offers a wry narrative throughout the instructions outlining the challenges people face today. As a limited edition, the kit can be created or kept as a work of fine art.
Kit Includes: Aida Cloth, needle, DMC floss, and sassy instructions (English); all inside an archival plastic sleeve.
Not Included in Kit: A personal sense of humor or political and personal outrage; scissors or embroidery hoop.
Limited Edition Print of 50, Numbered and Signed, Full Color, 11" x 8.5"