So maybe Stitchin’ would have been a better title for this entry, but I wanted to evoke the spirit of the times I’m writing about today…in honor of our fabulous Doodle Stitch Along and giveaway, I unearthed some of my archival embroidery to share with you. I went to college back when we listened to LPs and read underground comics. (I paid $6 to see my first Grateful Dead concert, if that tells you anything.) I patched and embroidered lots of pairs of blue jeans, and I still have two of these in my possession (we’ll call this a stash for purposes of being consistent with my theme). Aren’t they groovy? The Wranglers were mine; I added all sorts of flourishes and symbols to this pair, like one for my astrological sign (Virgo, like every good editor). I can still squeeze into these jeans and actually breathe…but I probably couldn’t laugh.
These examples feature motifs from two very famous bands as well as two very famous underground comic characters, drawn by two very famous cartoonists. Can anyone name the bands, the characters, and the artists? Leave me a comment. Far out, man.