Cat Ladies Unite: a New Embroidery Pattern from Scarlet Tentacle

What have I done? Cat Ladies Unite, the embroidery pattern collection inspired by the madness of this coloring book greet card! This embroidery pattern collection for cat lovers is the first deluxe embroidery pattern kit I have published, with several more in the works; this deluxe pattern collection will also be available soon as part […]

Free Embroidery Pattern: Pole Dancing

In honor of it being June, I decided that it was far past time to offer another free embroidery pattern! Click past the jump for the entire pole-dancing embroidery pattern! 

Work in Progress Wednesday: Congratulations Delaware!

As of May 7th, 2013, the state of Delaware became the 11th state in the USA to legalize same-se marriages!  This work-in-progress shot from last week of one of my redwork embroidered pieces seems particularly appropriate to share today. Also, Delaware, we need to talk about what the hell is going on with your state […]

Embroidered Vagina Dentata

Remember that embroidered vagina dentata I was working on a few weeks ago? Here it is in all its finished glory! The customer for this custom piece requested an off-white fabric instead of the usual magenta background I usually use for the dentatas. I think it came out well this way, no? If you want your […]

Orange & Pink Embroidered Vagina from Scarlet Tentacle

Oh hey, it’s a new addition to the rainbow of embroidered vulvas in the Scarlet Tentacle shop! This particular embroidery was created as a fundraising raffle auction for the  2013 Oakland production of the Vagina Monologues, which was raising funds to benefit the inspiring Communities United Against Violence (CUAV). From CUAV’s website: Founded in 1979, […]

19 Unabashedly Sexual Pieces Of Needlepoint You Can Own – Buzzfeed

Heyyyy, my erotic embroidery is on Buzzfeed! Number 9, that’s my embroidery, my unabashedly sexual, Georgia O’Keefe-esque embroidery. I can’t wait to read all the angry comments about how terrible my embroidery is!

BDSM embroidery artwork update

A close up of some of the embroidery work I’ve been up to lately. This piece, and several others like it, came out of my reflections on the BDSM community’s interest in flagging – the sense of the hankie code as well as our leather pride flag –  as well as the practice of having […]

So This Is The New Year…

…and I don’t feel any different. Which, considering all the fantastic things that happened for my work in 2011, is quite a good thing. It was also a Long December, so. It feels a bit like soggy pickles to rehash what happened in 2011, even though 2012 is only a few days old. Oh well! […]

Happy December! Lots of New Pin Up Art and Naughty Embroidery

Why hello there and happy December! It’s good to be back after my unexpectedly long hiatus (hello there concussion and appendix removal, you both suck and I miss derby). I’ve got a bunch of new, exciting pieces up in ye old Scarlet Tentacle shop, so if you want some sexy handmade goodness in your stocking […]

Wednesday Progress: Vagina Dentata!

So today is Wednesday, and here is a picture of a mostly not-in-progress embroidered vagina dentata. Originally created as an illustrated-ish submission for the Sci-Fit themed third issue of Salacious Magazine — as a queer-identified artist I find the idea of vagina dentatas alluring, dangerous, otherworldly and strangely sexy, so — this embroidered vagina dentata […]

Work In Progress Not On Wednesday Update

So! It’s not Wednesday, but here are some photos of some recent work-in-progress pieces, some of which have been finished since these photographs. I have been a busy bee this past week and am particularly pleased with the progress I’ve made today with the vagina dentata, pictured directly above in its super-extra-bright-magenta-glory, which may or […]

Kira Scarlet, Femina Potens, Queer Health & Lyon-Martin

So. Hello! This has not been my week for posting blog things particularly productively, but it has been my week for some epically productive embroidery work! Which is particularly fortuitous productivity, given that the show I was madly embroidering for is being hung tomorrow. I am so happy with how these pieces came out and […]

Early Morning/Late Night BDSM Embroidery Update

So! I spent an inordinate amount of time working on my submittal package for an art show only to find that I’d missed the deadline in one of the most frustrating forms of missing a deadline ever: bad planning and the US Mail Service. (That sentence makes very little sense until you get to the […]

Work In Progress Wednesday: Lyon Martin Galore!

This week’s work in progress is full of a new piece I’m working on for a show to benefit Lyon Martin! I’ll post full pictures as soon as I’m finished with it — the main embroidery work is complete but the washing & ironing & hanging & figuring exactly how to display this gianormous piece […]

New from Scarlet Tentacle: Naughty Pin Up Girl Embroidery Patterns on Etsy

Naughty Embroidery Dangerous… ScarletTentacl… $6.00 Naughty Embroidery Dangerous… ScarletTentacl… $6.00 Naughty Embroidery Dangerous… ScarletTentacl… $6.00 Naughty Embroidery Dangerous… ScarletTentacl… $6.00 Naughty Embroidery Dangerous… ScarletTentacl… $6.00 Naughty Embroidery Dangerous… ScarletTentacl… $6.00 Naughty Embroidery Dangerous… ScarletTentacl… $6.00 Naughty Embroidery Dangerous… ScarletTentacl… $6.00 Naughty Embroidery Dangerous… ScarletTentacl… $6.00 Naughty Embroidery Dangerous… ScarletTentacl… $6.00 Treasury tool by Red Row […]

Scarlet Tentacle Pin Up Girl Illustration – Free Embroidery Pattern, now with more Tentacles

Finally, tentacles from Scarlet Tentacle! It only took me a year and a half or so to draw some. So: I’m starting a monthly tradition of designing a free pattern for hand embroidery each month. Here is the free pattern for May from Scarlet Tentacle… Since I’ve been procrastinating for months about dealing with image […]

Backwards Crossovers On My Mind

First of all, hello to all new readers coming over from Feeling Stitchy! Thanks for feating my work, Mrs. Lacer! It makes me so happy to hear that folks are enjoying the embroidery patterns from ye olde Scarlet Tentacle Shoppe. I’m about to start a new tradition of designing one free Scarlet Tentacle-y embroidery pattern […]

Post-Game Celebration – Erotic Art Illustration Now Available as Print

I am pleased to present to you (drumroll here, please)… a new erotic illustration from Scarlet Tentacle! So. Here it is! It’s a print! Of oral sex in a locker room! It’s called ‘Post-Game Celebration!’ It is available as a print from my shop on Etsy: Post-Game Celebration Erotic Art Illustration on Etsy! Inspired in […]