NEEDLED is a text-based embroidery project that uses the unexpected medium of cross-stitch to highlight and reframe the messaging of corporate greed.  Using word play, powerful political buzzwords are upended and rendered in this typically sentimental form. Created using familiar cross-stitch lettering, each piece resembles traditional needlework, yet on closer inspection reveals a subversive subtext. The handwork of stitching creates an intimate experience, inviting viewers to slow down, read, and closely consider each reworked statement.