Celebrating the geeky
"Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating."
- Simon Pegg
For transparency, this shop is owned & operated by a queer, white, neurodivergent, (intersectional!) feminist, pro-choice, atheist, cisgender woman; and if that's not enough adjectives for ya, I may need to consult a dictionary!
I am a huge nerd at heart, and love a good bit of fandom-inspired art. I discovered cross stitch over Christmas 2016, and all of a sudden wanted ALL THE PATTERNS! As you can never have too many fandom references I went looking for Firefly and Red Dwarf cross stitch patterns. I really struggled to find anything that I wanted, so, in the spirit of handmade, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own.
Never one to do things by halves, it snowballed rather dramatically from those two little patterns, and, in January 2017, I took a leap of faith and set up a humble Etsy shop to share my rather eclectic stitching tastes with the world.
And so, Fandom Cross Stitchery was born: celebrating the geeky, and immortalising it in tiny ‘x’s. Gradually, I've expanded into other areas but I keep coming back to the good old geek!