About Mude - by Jazz Moodie
[MUDE] /mju:d/noun - A combination of my very enjoyable surname, Moodie, and the word nude. To own a Mude design is to join the movement of celebrating the female form on our own terms. Bare, stripped, and sassy.
To read my open letter on 'the commodification of feminism', click here
Artist: Jasmine 'Jazz' Moodie, 21
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.
I'm a feminist, for sure. You're damn right I believe that women deserve all the same liberties as men! Mude, for me, is one way of handing back control to women in a society that shames, sexualises and censors our raw form.
On body positivity...
Mude's battle is against censorship of our natural, nuanced, fleshy mounds - I use myself as reference for my drawings, so the designs are a process of reconnecting with my own body form. I have been hyper-sexualised, without my consent, my whole life due to my petite frame and unusually large breasts.
I have created commissioned designs based on other womens' body shapes before, so get in touch!