Darn it! Artist stitches up Trump

Central Station | 1 Aug 2019

"Drain the swamp." "No collusion." Crooked Hillary."

An American artist has found a novel way to record President Donald Trump's comments for posterity: through embroidery.

Diana Weymar is inspiring women to channel their feelings toward Trump by sewing his words into old textiles, including doilies, baby bibs and even underwear.

The result is the "Tiny Pricks Project," a 900-strong collection of needlework pieces featuring Trumpisms. Many are on display at an exhibition in New York.

"This is a creative way of dealing with the madness," says Weymar, 50. "I think a lot about this project as pricking your conscience," she adds in explaining the title.

It started in January last year when she stitched "I am a very stable genius" on an old cloth and posted it on Instagram. Weymar received an overwhelming response so she started to sew one or two a week.

But she couldn't keep up with the rate Trump delivered outrageous statements. So she invited others to send her their attempts.

Weymar has completed around 450 items herself and received the same number from stitchers in France, Britain and Australia.

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