Julie Jackson is the person behind the truly brilliant Subversive Cross Stitch. You can order a variety of patterns or full kits online, and there are even templates so you can work out your own phrases in cross stitch. There is also a series of books which contain all the info you need to craft insults to your hearts content.
Implications - The return of cross-stitching reflects a desire for traditional forms of design and a love of all things retro. At the same time, consumers wish to customize their own home decorations and add a goofy and cheeky touch to all things conventional. Corporations can meld the old with the rebellious, in order to strike a balance between what is considered customary and what is considered contemporary.