The Ladies Guide To Needle Work

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The Ladies Guide To Needlework

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ISBN : OCLC:234097834
Genre : Crocheting
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These patterns and instructions in needlework demonstrate the intricacy and sophistication of one of women's artistic pastimes.
Category: Crocheting

Women And The Material Culture Of Needlework And Textiles 1750 950

Author : MaureenDaly Goggin
ISBN : 9781351536769
Genre : Art
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Rejecting traditional notions of what constitutes art, this book brings together essays on a variety of fiber arts to recoup women's artistic practices by redefining what counts as art. Although scholars over the last twenty years have turned their attention to fiber arts, redefining the conditions, practices, and products as art, there is still much work to be done to deconstruct the stubborn patriarchal art/craft binary. With essays on a range of fiber art practices, including embroidery, knitting, crocheting, machine stitching, rug making, weaving, and quilting, this collection contributes to the ongoing scholarly redefinition of women's relationship to creative activity. Focusing on women as producers of cultural products and creators of social value, the contributors treat women as active subjects and problematize their material practices and artifacts in the complex world of textiles. Each essay also examines the ways in which needlework both performs gender and, in turn, constructs gender. Moreover, in concentrating on and theorizing material practices of textiles, these essays reorient the study of fiber arts towards a focus on process?the making of the object, including the conditions under which it was made, by whom, and for what purpose?as a way to rethink the fiber arts as social praxis.
Category: Art

Needlework And Women S Identity In Colonial Australia

Author : Lorinda Cramer
ISBN : 9781350069633
Genre : Design
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In gold-rush Australia, social identity was in flux: gold promised access to fashionable new clothes, a grand home, and the goods to furnish it, but could not buy gentility. Needlework and Women's Identity in Colonial Australia explores how the wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters who migrated to the newly formed colony of Victoria used their needle skills as a powerful claim to social standing. Focusing on one of women's most common daily tasks, the book examines how needlework's practice and products were vital in the contest for social position in the turmoil of the first two decades of the Victorian rush from 1851. Placing women firmly at the center of colonial history, it explores how the needle became a tool for stitching together identity. From decorative needlework to household making and mending, women's sewing was a vehicle for establishing, asserting, and maintaining social status. Interdisciplinary in scope, Needlework and Women's Identity in Colonial Australia draws on material culture, written primary sources, and pictorial evidence, to create a rich portrait of the objects and manners that defined genteel goldfields living. Giving voice to women's experiences and positioning them as key players in the fabric of gold-rush society, this volume offers a fresh critical perspective on gender and textile history.
Category: Design

The Ladies Work Table

Author : Margaret Vincent
ISBN : IND:39000006083047
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Looks at nineteenth century embroidery, lace making, quilt making, crocheting, and rug making, and describes the role of needlework in women's lives
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Victorian Needlework

Author : Kathryn Ledbetter
ISBN : 9780313386602
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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• Patterns and illustrations from women's periodicals and pattern books of the time provide a window into Victorian life that will be especially intriguing to the legions who practice these crafts today • Quotations from memoirs, works of fiction, and poetry allow readers to share the experiences of women of the period
Category: Crafts & Hobbies