Cross stitch doesn't have to be all pretty violets and home-sweet-homes. Here's a cross stitch bookmark which doesn't want to sit quietly in the front room playing the harpsichord, no thank you. It was made for me as a present by my outsider artist friend Sian Pattenden, many years ago.
I do like the way that this bookmark instantly flags up whatever you're reading as unbelievable. "The life of Charlemagne? Old arse, I'm afraid".