About Mude Threads - by Jazz Moodie
The Mission: Fighting sexualisation and championing body positivity!
Mude's battle is against the censorship, sexualisation and judgement of our natural, nuanced, beautiful bodies. I have been hyper-sexualised, without my consent, my whole life due to my petite frame and large breasts. Seeing myself translated into a beautiful collection of lines and curves made me realise that my body is unique, beautiful and all mine. Wearing nakedness has helped me reclaim control over my body.
How can our bodies possibly be shameful when we can see them as delicate line versions of themselves?
"It’s striking how much power a t-shirt can have. In every one of Moodie’s designs, the naked female body is portrayed with such delicacy and care that it’s impossible to feel when wearing a Mude creation that nakedness is something to be ashamed of." - Girls that Gig.
What is Mude Threads?
[MUDE] /mju:d/noun - A combination of my very enjoyable surname, Moodie, and the word nude.
Who is Mude Threads?
Artist/Embroidery: Jasmine 'Jazz' Moodie, 22. Student at the University of Leeds, full-time unapologetic feminist and colourful jumper enthusiast!
Digital/Photoshop: Elle Upshall, 22. Jazz's girlfriend providing the Photoshop wizardry for print tshirts!
How did Mude come about?
"I've always been fascinated by the paradoxical nature of the female form: at once both fragile yet powerful, unique yet recognisable.
I taught myself how to hand-embroider using a Kantan needle while studying in France – the only sketches I had around (and that I’m any good at!) were my life drawing sketches. From here, I found myself translating my naked line drawings into delicate threaded versions of themselves. Et voila, Mude was born, and I've never looked back!"
To read my open letter on 'the commodification of feminism', click here