Findings: The Material Culture of Needlework and Sewing

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Yale University Press, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 237 pages
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Mary C. Beaudry mines archaeological findings of sewing and needlework to discover what these small traces of female experience reveal about the societies and cultures in which they were used. Beaudry’s geographical and chronological scope is broad: she examines sites in the United States and Great Britain, as well as Australia and Canada, and she ranges from the Middle Ages through the Industrial Revolution. The author describes the social and cultural significance of “findings”: pins, needles, thimbles, scissors, and other sewing accessories and tools. Through the fascinating stories that grow out of these findings, Beaudry shows the extent to which such “small things” were deeply entrenched in the construction of gender, personal identity, and social class.
  

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Contents

Introduction Small Finds Big Histories
1
The Lowly Pin
10
The Needle An Important Little Article
44
The Ubiquitous and Occasionally Ordinary Thimble
86
Shears and Scissors
115
Findings Notions Accessories and the Artifacts of Textile Production
137
Stitching Together the Evidence
169
Notes
179
References
207
Index
227
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Mary C. Beaudry is professor of archaeology and anthropology, Boston University. She lives in Malden, MA.

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