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.
"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