The Subversive Stitch; Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
New York: Routledge, 1989. Reprint (1st pub. 1986). Soft cover. 246p, 106 black-and-white ills. Very good (covers slightly shelf-soiled). Item #31276
Pioneering contribution to women's history. "Drawing on household accounts, women's magazines, letters, novels, and the artworks themselves, Rozsika Parker discovered strands of resistance: paradoxically, while embroidery was employed to inculcate femininity in women, it also provided a way to negotiate the constraints of the feminine role."
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