The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine (Paperback) book cover

The Subversive Stitch

Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine

By Rozsika Parker

© 1990 – Routledge

320 pages

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Paperback: 9780415902069
pub: 1989-09-13
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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.


"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

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HISTORY / General