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Macabre Skeleton Embroidery: A Fresh Update To Your Grandma's Favorite Pastime

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Macabre Skeleton Embroidery: A Fresh Update To Your Grandma's Favorite Pastime

Tinycup is the macabre embroidery project of Britt Hutchinson.

Fusing symbols of death, pain, and sadness, these dainty embroideries are a delightful form of artistic catharsis. Hutchinson refers to the project as "hand embroidery for the high lonesome".

"When all of this Tinycup stuff started taking off I’d been embroidering like mad in attempt to cope with a break up," she says of the project's origins. "The mix of symbols just served as way to convey different metaphors for emotions I couldn’t (and still can’t) figure out how to process otherwise."

And so she learned to embroider skeletons, nooses, snakes, and flowers. This is Hutchinson's visual language of heartbreak.

"What can you do when it feels like your heart’s been hog tied and dragged from the back of a truck?" she asks. "Fashion your feelings into a language that people can identify with, and hope that someone will be there to commiserate.

So that’s what I did. The cool part is that most of the symbology can stand to mean a million different things depending on how they’re presented."

These days, Hutchinson's side project has blossomed into a well-followed Instagram account and tiny merch shop offers nifty patches inspired by her embroidery work.



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