The Subversive Stitch

Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
Author: Rozsika Parker
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857721925
Category: Art
Page: 336
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Rozsika Parker's re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and embroidery has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major breakthrough in art history and criticism, and fostered the emergence of today's dynamic and expanding crafts movements._x000D_ _x000D_ 'The Subversive Stitch' is now available again with a new Introduction that brings the book up to date with exploration of the stitched art of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, as well as the work of new young female and male embroiderers. Rozsika Parker uses household accounts, women's magazines, letters, novels and the works of art themselves to trace through history how the separation of the craft of embroidery from the fine arts came to be a major force in the marginalisation of women's work. Beautifully illustrated, her book also discusses the contradictory nature of women's experience of embroidery: how it has inculcated female subservience while providing an immensely pleasurable source of creativity, forging links between women._x000D_ _x000D_ "A book wonderfully rich, not only in information, but in people and ideas." - 'Guardian'_x000D_ _x000D_ "A marvellously written and illustrated book." - 'Times Educational Supplement'

The Subversive Stitch

Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
Author: Rozsika Parker
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848852835
Category: Art
Page: 336
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Rozsika Parker's re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and embroidery has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major breakthrough in art history and criticism, and fostered the emergence of today's dynamic and expanding crafts movements. The Subversive Stitch is now available again with a new Introduction that brings the book up to date with exploration of the stitched art of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, as well as the work of new young female and male embroiderers. Rozsika Parker uses household accounts, women's magazines, letters, novels and the works of art themselves to trace through history how the separation of the craft of embroidery from the fine arts came to be a major force in the marginalisation of women's work. Beautifully illustrated, her book also discusses the contradictory nature of women's experience of embroidery: how it has inculcated female subservience while providing an immensely pleasurable source of creativity, forging links between women.

Old Mistresses

Women, Art and Ideology
Author: Rozsika Parker,Griselda Pollock
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780764049
Category: Art
Page: 184
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How was it possible, by the later twentieth century, to have erased women as artists from art history so comprehensively that the idea of 'the artist' was exclusively masculine? Why was this erasure more radical in the twentieth century than ever before? Why is everything that compromises greatness in art coded as 'feminine'? Has the feminist critique of Art History yet effected real change? With a new Preface by Griselda Pollock, this new edition of a truly groundbreaking book offers a radical challenge to a women-free Art History. Parker and Pollock's critique of Art History's sexism leads to expanded, inclusive readings of the art of the past. They demonstrate how the changing historical social realities of gender relations and women artists' translation of gendered conditions into their works provide keys to novel understandings of why we might study the art of the past. They go further to show how such knowledge enables us to understand art by contemporary artists who are women and can contribute to the changing self-perception and creative work of artists today.

Women's Work

The First 20,000 Years : Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times
Author: E. J. W. Barber
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393313482
Category: Social Science
Page: 334
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Drawing on the latest archaeological and technological research, this intriguing study of women's history explores the relationship between the development of the fiber arts and women's roles in society.

Machine Stitch

Perspectives
Author: Alice Kettle,Jane McKeating
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713688688
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
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A celebration of machine embroidery in all its forms, drawing on the significant archives of the Faculty of Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Findings

The Material Culture of Needlework And Sewing
Author: Mary Carolyn Beaudry
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300134803
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 237
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The Textile Reader


Author: Jessica Hemmings
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781847886354
Category: Design
Page: 512
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The Textile Reader by Jessica Hemmings is the first anthology to address textiles as a distinctive area of cultural practice and a developing field of scholarly research. Revealing the full diversity of approaches to the study of textiles, the Reader introduces students to the theoretical frameworks essential to the exploration of the textile from both a critical and a creative perspective. Content is drawn from a wide range of genres - blogs, artists' statements and fiction, as well as critical writings - and organized in themed sections covering touch, memory, structure, politics, production and use. Each thematic section is separately introduced and concludes with a bibliography for further reading. The Textile Reader will be an invaluable resource for students of textile design, textile art, applied arts and crafts and material culture. Selected authors include Glenn Adamson, Anni Albers, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Sarat Maharaj, Rozsika Parker, Sadie Plant, Peter Stallybrass, Alice Walker and Catherine de Zegher.

Fray

Art and Textile Politics
Author: Julia Bryan-Wilson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022636982X
Category: Art
Page: 296
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In 1974, women in a feminist consciousness-raising group in Eugene, Oregon, formed a mock organization called the Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. Emblazoning its logo onto t-shirts, the group wryly envisioned female collective textile making as a practice that could upend conventions, threaten state structures, and wreak political havoc. Elaborating on this example as a prehistory to the more recent phenomenon of “craftivism”—the politics and social practices associated with handmaking—Fray explores textiles and their role at the forefront of debates about process, materiality, gender, and race in times of economic upheaval. Closely examining how amateurs and fine artists in the United States and Chile turned to sewing, braiding, knotting, and quilting amid the rise of global manufacturing, Julia Bryan-Wilson argues that textiles unravel the high/low divide and urges us to think flexibly about what the politics of textiles might be. Her case studies from the 1970s through the 1990s—including the improvised costumes of the theater troupe the Cockettes, the braided rag rugs of US artist Harmony Hammond, the thread-based sculptures of Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña, the small hand-sewn tapestries depicting Pinochet’s torture, and the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt—are often taken as evidence of the inherently progressive nature of handcrafted textiles. Fray, however, shows that such methods are recruited to often ambivalent ends, leaving textiles very much “in the fray” of debates about feminized labor, protest cultures, and queer identities; the malleability of cloth and fiber means that textiles can be activated, or stretched, in many ideological directions. The first contemporary art history book to discuss both fine art and amateur registers of handmaking at such an expansive scale, Fray unveils crucial insights into how textiles inhabit the broad space between artistic and political poles—high and low, untrained and highly skilled, conformist and disobedient, craft and art.

Gender and Genius

Towards a Feminist Aesthetics
Author: Christine Battersby
Publisher: Womens PressLtd
ISBN: 9780704343009
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
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Anonymous Was a Woman

A Celebration in Words and Images of Traditional American Art and the Women Who Made It
Author: Mirra Bank,Phyllis Rose
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312134303
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Juxtaposes color reproductions of samplers, quilts, and needle-pictures with excerpts from the diaries and journals of eighteenth and nineteenth-century women

Embroidered Textiles

Traditional Patterns from Five Continents with a Worldwide Guide to Identification
Author: Sheila Paine
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500278239
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
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One of the first books to examine in detail the symbolism of the motifs and designs that give life to marvelous embroidered textiles features a dazzling array of embroideries from all over the world. Lively and informative text explores the relation of designs to different religions, traditions, and cults. Includes a comprehensive regional guide. 279 illus. 171 in color.

Art of embroidery

history of style and technique
Author: Lanto Synge,Royal School of Needlework (London, England)
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 352
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The story of embroidery and needlework is discussed within the fascinating context of the history of fabrics, of decorative costume, of interior decoration, of church and state ceremonial, of girls' education, of furniture and pastimes. Silk, cotton, line

A Little Book of Craftivism


Author: Sarah Corbett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908714077
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 64
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An inspirational introduction to the ideas of the Craftivist Collective; a worldwide group of activists using craft as their medium.

Push Stitchery

30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Stitched Art
Author: Lark Books,Jamie Chalmers
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781600597879
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 176
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Inspiration meets innovation when thirty contemporary artists push the limits of fiber art. A contemporary exploration of embroidery, needlecraft, quilting, and textile arts, this book will delight, inspire, and transform the way you think about these traditional mediums.

By Hand

The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art
Author: Shu Hung,Joseph Magliaro
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568986104
Category: Art
Page: 175
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In a response to the sleek forms and perfect angles of late 1990s objects, many of today's designers and artists are returning to handmade work. From books to pillows to T-shirts to toys, their work defines an alternative view of contemporary design, featuring unique qualities antithetical to mass production. From Jennifer Lew's irreverent handmade felt pieces to Dynamo-ville's one-of-a-kind puppets to the hand-bound and hand-stitched publications of Evil Twin, it is obvious that these objects have been made with care and consideration.By Hand features an international collection of the most noteworthy artists and shows their work through detailed photography and insightful interviews.

The Handbook of Textile Culture


Author: Janis Jefferies,Diana Wood Conroy,Hazel Clark
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474275788
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
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In recent years, the study of textiles and culture has become a dynamic field of scholarship, reflecting new global, material and technological possibilities. This is the first handbook of specially commissioned essays to provide a guide to the major strands of critical work around textiles past and present and to draw upon the work of artists and designers as well as researchers in textiles studies. The handbook offers an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to the topics, issues, and questions that are central to the study of textiles today: it examines how material practices reflect cross-cultural influences; it explores textiles' relationships to history, memory, place, and social and technological change; and considers their influence on fashion and design, sustainable production, craft, architecture, curation and contemporary textile art practice. This illustrated volume will be essential reading for students and scholars involved in research on textiles and related subjects such as dress, costume and fashion, feminism and gender, art and design, and cultural history. Cover image: Anne Wilson, To Cross (Walking New York), 2014. Site-specific performance and sculpture at The Drawing Center, NYC. Thread cross research. Photo: Christie Carlson/Anne Wilson Studio.

Stitching Resistance

Women, Creativity, and Fiber Arts
Author: Marjorie Agosin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907947902
Category: Textile crafts
Page: 250
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This book gathers a collection of multidisciplinary essays written by distinguished scholars, visual artists, and writers. The common thread of these essays addresses the ways in which fiber arts have enriched and empowered the lives of women throughout the world.

The Crafty Kid's Guide to DIY Electronics


Author: Helen Leigh
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB
ISBN: 9781260142839
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Craft awesome DIY electronics projects using fabric, paper, and creativity-- no prior experience necessary! This fun TAB guide provides an entertaining, hands-on introduction to electronics and making. The book contains 20 DIY projects that teach electronics and craft skills using inexpensive, readily available materials. You’ll also find four fun interviews with awesome makers. The author explains how to work with conductive thread, sewable LEDs, copper tape, small motors, simple sensors, and more. Written by a dedicated hobbyist, The Crafty Kid's Guide to DIY Electronics: 20 Fun Projects for Makers, Crafters, and Everyone in Between focuses on paper circuits, soft circuits, wearables, and robots. Designed for children interested in exploring, the book is also ideal for established hobbyists with senses of humor! Inside you’ll discover how to: •Get up and running with electronics and crafting•Build interactive paper projects that light up, buzz, vibrate, and dance•Use cardboard and origami—even create a pop-up cityscape with lights!•Make sewing projects that use conductive thread and electricity•Assemble a constellation night light and a grumpy monster with a tilt sensor•Add wearable technology to your gadgets•Make an LED paper flower crown and a mood badge•Work with robotics and develop your own robot-based projects•Construct an extremely effective robot alarm clock

Torn in Two

The Experience of Maternal Ambivalence
Author: Rozsika Parker
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781844081714
Category: Ambivalence
Page: 334
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Can the coexistence of love and hate actually stimulate and sharpen a mother's awareness of what is going on between her and her child? Reversing the conventional psychoanalytic approach, in which maternal ambivalence has been chiefly understood from the point of view of the child, this book gives precedence to the mother's perspective. Rozsika Parker draws on interviews with mothers, clinical material from her practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and a range of literary and popular sources, to create a powerful exploration of maternal ambivalence in a culture painfully and profoundly uneasy at its very existence. Original and accessible, with new readings of the work of Klein, Winnicoot, Bowlby and others, Torn in Two will enrich and change our thinking about mothering.

Craftivism

The Art of Craft and Activism
Author: Betsy Greer
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
ISBN: 1551525356
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 256
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Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection where craft and activism meet; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. With interviews and profiles of craftivists who are changing the world with their art, and through examples that range from community embroidery projects, stitching in prisons, revolutionary ceramics, AIDS activism, yarn bombing, and crafts that facilitate personal growth, Craftivism provides imaginative examples of how crafters can be creative and altruistic at the same time. Artists profiled in the book are from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Asia, and their crafts include knitting, crocheting, sewing, textiles, pottery, and ceramics. There's the Brooklyn writer who creates large-scale site-specific knitted installations; the British woman who runs sewing and quilting workshops for community building and therapy; the Indonesian book maker and organizer of a DIY craft center; and the Oxford, England, cultural theorist and dress designer. A wonderful sense of optimism and possibility pervades the book: the inspiring notion that being crafty can really make the world a better place. Betsy Greer is a writer, crafter, researcher, and the author of Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social and Political Change Stitch by Stitch. She also runs the blog craftivism.com and believes that creativity and positive activism can save not only the soul, but also the world.