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17 Cross-Stitches That Say What You're Actually Thinking

Meet the OG subversive stitcher. (NSFWish).

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3. But they're not a new trend: Julie Jackson, of the Subversive Cross-Stitch blog, has been making these pieces since 2003.

Julie Jackson

"I was at a really awful job and my boss was a huge bully," she told BuzzFeed Life, "so I picked up a really ornate sampler at a craft store and stitched 'fuck' in the middle of it. I couldn't believe it was so freakin' therapeutic."

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4. "I put up a site to share with friends and hoped they'd join me," she said.

Julie Jackson

"Then it went viral, so I quickly put up an email sign-up and decided to sell kits. It really just kind of happened like that."

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Julie Jackson

"This one gets LOTS of stories from people who tell me how much it helped them," Jackson said. "One woman even buried the stitched piece with her husband who died from cancer. It's VERY therapeutic to stitch."

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