Findings: The Material Culture of Needlework And Sewing

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Yale University Press, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 237 pages
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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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Page 4 - ... homogeneously feminine - but it is acknowledged to be art. When women embroider, it is seen not as art, but entirely as the expression of femininity. And, crucially, it is categorized as craft ... [T]here is an important connection between the hierarchy of the arts and the sexual categories male/female, The development of an ideology of femininity coincided historically with the emergence of a clearly defined separation of art and craft.
Page 4 - Women embroidered because they were naturally feminine and were feminine because they naturally embroidered.5 used by them.

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