Crafts and Cramps


Crafts and Cramps was created by Isa, an artist from Germany. Her project is about feminism, blood, crafts, hand embroidery, and body positivity.

The embroidery series “Just Blood” focuses on menstruation. It shows a delicate outline of womens torso with an eyecatching splash of period blood (aquarell paint). The different embroidery works show a variety of periods and bodies.

My aim is to stop the taboo. Periods are natural and roughly half of the population is bleeding at some point of the month. Even though amazing artists and strong feminists have been fighting for periods to be normalized – often they are still considered disgusting & doomed to be a secret. I am trying to be part of the period positive movement, doing period embroidery to spark a conversation.

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