Embroidery: Pissing the Night Awaaaaay


This summer my friend Kristen G. (she's definitely one of the top 5 Kristens I've ever met, maybe top 2) commissioned an embroidery piece from me, and it was a blast to bring it to reality with her. I'm nervous about ever doing another commission after this, because I don't know that anyone could ever be as encouraging and excited about a piece as Kristen was about hers!

We started with her idea: lyrics from "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba with the four beverages mentioned in the name: a whiskey drink, a vodka drink, a lager drink, and a cider drink. I tried to find glasses/bottles that worked for the drinks, and asked her pertinent questions like "Rocks in the whiskey?" and "What kind of cider are you imagining?" Then I showed her different fonts, and with her approval, I moved forward with the design we'd picked! I've never made something with this level of customization before, and it was so fun to collaborate!

It's tough to stitch liquid--much less clear liquid like vodka, but I'm really pleased with the final result, and I think Kristen was too!