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1 PARKER, Rozsika. Subversive Stitch : Embroidery and the making of the feminine.
Women's Press, London, 1984, ISBN:0704338831 
PARKER, Rozsika. The Subversive Stitch : Embroidery and the making of the feminine. (London) : The Women's Press, (1984). First Edition. Pp (4),1-247,(1),+ 64 pp plates. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. “In the history of embroidery – through the very threads of samplers, firescreens, table runners and dress – can be traced another history the history of women. In this fascinating study, Rozsika Parker [...] traces the shifting notions of femininity, and roles ascribed to women, through embroidery from mediaeval times to today. In the middle ages women worked alongside men in embroiderers' guild workshops as apprentices, designers and stitchers of gold, silver andsilk. Yet by the eighteenth century embroidering was considered to come na turally to women alone, and by the nineteenth century the fine stitchery expected of women of the upper classes, and the skilled work extracted for starvation wages from working-class women, had become both symbol and instruments of female subservience.” - from the back cover. Contents : 1. The Creation of Femininity. 2. Eternalising the Feminine. 3. Fertility, Chastity and Power. 4. The Domestication of Embroidery. 5. The Inculcation of Femininity. 6. From Milkmaids to Mothers. 7. Femininity as Feeling. 8. A Naturally Revolutionary Art? Light yellowing to top margin, else very good. 70.00

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