Normalize Normal Bodies Series
I'm sorry I focused on your hips and ignored your working heart
I'm sorry for grabbing your skin and pulling flesh and bone apart
How dare my eyes look and see anything but your art
It's time to have your back, you’ve had mine from the start.
Even if these embroideries and this whole project change the way one person feels about themselves then my job here is done.
Throughout my process, I will post the photos below, and towards the end of this post I will describe more of the crafty and "how-to" aspect of this project
After that, I did the black outline on all my body parts first with a whipped backstitch - 6 strands. Then I did the outline of my clothing with grey thread, whipped backstitch - 4 strands. And that was all I had planned and I had no idea where I wanted to put flowers or if I even wanted to. So I just started drawing inside my clothes and looked up "color schemes" on Pinterest.
I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome of this embroidery and if I make just one person feel more comfortable in their body then I have accomplished my goal.