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The Subversive Stitch
Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine



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ISBN 9780415902069
Published September 13, 1989 by Routledge
320 Pages

 
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In this fascinating study, Rozsika Parker traces a hidden history--the shifting notions of femininity and female social roles--by unraveling the history of embroidery from medieval times until today.

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"an impressively researched case for evaluating women's lives and their position in society through the history of embroidery." -- Feminist Bookstore News
". . . Parker has done a beautiful, scholarly and highly readable exploration of the subject. . . . The Subversive Stitch is a carefully researched, well-written and entertaining study of European and American attitudes toward both embroidery and women through history." -- Academic Library Book Review