NSFW Saturday – Shaebay does Goatse


Mr X Stitch presents NSFW Saturday - the naughtiest needlework on the planet!

Happy Saturday, everyone! Time for another dose of some adult themed needlework. If you’re ready for it, scroll past Mr Cute Puppy and get to it!

WARNING!
NSFW SATURDAYS WILL CONTAIN CONTENT THAT IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK!
IF YOU READ THESE POSTS, AND ARE OFFENDED, WE’RE SORRY BUT WE DID WARN YOU!

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Now, normally we’d dive right into the rudeness, but Shaebay has pulled out a right corker here, so we want to give you a chance to back out of this one. If you know what Goatse is, then you can take your chances, but if you don’t know what it is, read this wikipedia article and decide thereafter if you wish to continue…

Shaebay's astonishing goatse cross stitch

Some cross stitch pieces amaze you, some inspire you, some shock you. Shaebay‘s latest piece sits in the first and last categories. At 4 inches by 6 inches, this is possibly the most hardcore cross stitch you’re likely to see.

I can’t even go into any analysis of the source material but it’s a classic picture that defined the internet at one point. Shaebay’s working of it is stunning, in many senses of the word.

It amazes me, and it repulses me. Which in my book means this is art.

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20 thoughts on “NSFW Saturday – Shaebay does Goatse

  • I knew it was going to be this one from the warnings.

    I love this so much! I commented it on flickr and it therefore kept appearing on my homepage. For as brilliant as it is it does turn my stomach so I had to block updates from it. SO FANTASTIC.

  • lol, “Shaebay does goatse” sounds so wrong (yet so right) on so many levels. 😀

    Also, if anyone wants to buy it, it is listed on Etsy! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25801383

  • Oh, and by the way, did you know you can Share The Love of this piece to all your favourite social networking sites, by using those buttons at the end of the post.
    If any bit of stitchery ever needed sharing with the wider world, it’s this one..! 🙂

  • So gross yet so cool. 🙂

  • Gah, tis a wee bit disturbing. I do view it a little differently than most because I watched the progress. Being Shae’s sister does have it’s perks!

  • My response is at first visceral and then intellectual. It’s like an train wreck in that I can’t look at it, but I can’t not look at it. I do find it telling that “we” find this much more shocking and harder to view and are therefore quite confident and comfortable giving it lots of warnings than we did the cross stitch done from security camera image of the school shootings. Of course, there’s context and the differences of the intensity of each image and I’m not advocating for anything here, just noticing. Needlework making me think at 8:30a on Saturday… cool.

  • Hahaha….Goatse! I’ve been waiting in anticipation to see this NSFW Saturday post.

    Here’s the sad part: I remember seeing the original Goatse pic online many years ago. I saw this today and thought, “eh, that’s not too bad. Since it’s cross stitched, it almost looks like a pixelated Goatse pic.” Kind of like if you squinted your eyes.

    That’s not to say this isn’t well stitched, because it is! I love these NSFW posts!

  • I’m not a prude in any sense of the word, or a censor, but i just don’t get this. I can respect the intent and the workmanship, but not the subject. That being said, if we all liked or did the same things, it would be a damn boring world, stitch wise and IRL.
    That man won’t have a colostomy bag when he’s old: he’ll have a hose.

  • Indeed, I do think the man who is Goatse is certainly very special.
    There’s something to be said for stretching before exercise, but that’s ridiculous..! *groan*
    I found this piece quite challenging when I first saw it, and indeed found the original image quite shocking when it first appeared. In both instances a side effect of Goatse has been to broaden the horizon of the media (stitchery and interwebs) in question.
    Cross stitch pushed at a boundary again with this piece. The boundary has moved, and it will allow for other creativity to exist within the new space created. In the same way as other art forms have explored these topics, it’s not unreasonable for stitchery to do the same. I suspect we will see some truly amazing stuff over time.
    I would add, however, that here at Mr X Stitch we’re not going to post any old crap. Shaebay’s piece represents an extreme in the field of cross stitch and I thank her for being brave enough to make this piece.

  • Wow.
    Just wow I don’t find this image shocking, more like surprising if you’re not expecting to see the insides of a man’s rectum. However, the stitchery is enviable. Talented work.
    I am loving these NSFW Saturdays!

  • also that puppy is kinda disturbing, for the record..

  • lol…. fuck yeh!!!

  • Oh goatse.cx, I remember you fondly. No really. I’ve sent many an unknowing individual there back in the day. Sure, there are mirrors, but the URL was really worth something.

    I’ve really come close to pulling the trigger on buying this. I don’t necessarily want to hang it up in my home, but I love it so very, very much.

  • Just had to look after those warnings. My first thought was ‘I didn’t know it could stretch that wide’. My second thought was ‘I wonder if we’ve got any donuts left’. My third thought was this doesn’t impress me at all. Crass. Sorry!

  • I’m not sure what it says about me that I find the little dog a lot more disturbing than the goatse.

    Really excellent needlework and subtlety/precision of color placement. It looks like a webcam still rather than stitches (and I mean that as a good thing).

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