Doilies of Intolerance

Well I’ve certainly learned a thing or two since creating the Doilies of Intolerance prototypes featured in this month’s Mankato Magazine.

Namely, I’ve discovered that the text should be not-centered, so that the plant or scented candle or whatever can sit in the exact middle of the doily while the text basically stage-whispers from the left or right. Centered text looks good when you’re considering the doily on its own, but in order for the message to function effectively in social and/or domestic situations, it really needs to move over.

It was the randomly stained tea towel that brought me to this breakthrough. See how the text is somehow more effective off-center, not symmetrical at all? As if it’s got some far more important function than mere cleverness. I think that gives these fucks their gravitas.

Fortunately, thanks to friends and every thrift shop in Mankato and St. Peter, I have lots to work with. The Arts Center’s weekly sewing circle, Stitch Witchery, starts back up Wednesday, March 15, 5-7 p.m. This is not so much a shameless plug for that program, as it is an admission that the program exists in large part because I’m so stoked about these doilies. Stitch Witchery is free, with donations to the Arts Center encouraged.

I mean what else are you going to do with your doilies or your Wednesdays.

2 comments on “Doilies of Intolerance

  1. Mr. Tom says:

    Where can I buy one of those FUCK IT doilies?
    ~ Tom Fee ~
    South Florida

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