Love Nest with Orioles


Love Nest with Orioles, 2005

Aqueous ink on linen, cotton floss, sewing needles, 
embroidery hoop, plastic, muslin, museum board
31 x 24 x 2.5 cm

Love Nest with Orioles is the companion object to the Massachusetts Wedding Bed, a queen-sized bed made by hand in Massachusetts, the first in the United States to allow same-sex marriage. Love Nest with Orioles is no less special, an embroidery kit whose hours of labor represent a lifetime of intimacy for a woman and a woman or a woman and a man or a man and a man and everyone else on the spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community.

Love Nest with Orioles contains everything you need to craft a beautiful object: 5 hand-selected colors of cotton floss, 2 sewing needles, 1 embroidery hoop, 1 pre-printed, pure linen ground, and 1 sheet of muslin backing. Once completed, the image can be stretched as a painting, stitched into a pillow, or framed as a work of art. Love Nest with Orioles: an embroidery kit the very purchase of which is a statement of support for the right of any two consenting adults to live and love however they choose.

Published by DadaDandy, London
edition of 10 | 2 AP

Price on Request


Love Nest with Orioles

Letting Love Nest with Orioles speak for itself isn’t a cliché. It’s a testament to the passion and talent behind everything we do. It means we stand behind our love nest with research and experience from actual problems we’ve defined, measured, and solved. Therefore, no decision, from strategy and development to design and user experience, is made lightly. And you’ll always see it in our embroidery kits.

We made this edition to provide collectors with the most hands on, rewarding, and creative artwork possible. It engenders an atmosphere in which your own creative talent can flourish. We believe that great talent will do great work, so we only work with collectors who want the opportunity to shine. It’s our guiding philosophy, our promise, and our business model. We:

  • Craft provocative experiences
  • Push beyond the comfort zone
  • Take risks to move things forward
  • Stay away from cookie-cutter solutions

From idea to color selection to the very last stitch, collaboration is (and always has been) part of our DNA. By combining our talents with your savvy in mind, we’re able to produce a love nest that is functional yet elegant. We’re an open book. We know this artwork is probably not the safe choice for most collectors, and we’re 100% fine with that.

For related content see the Massachusetts Wedding Bed.

A word from the publisher.

Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 15 × 12 × 2 in