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Historical Reminiscents

Aug 30, 2018

I recently started learning to embroider.  My main reason for taking up embroidering was wanting to be stitch swear words radical sayings using a traditional feminine craft.  I loved the idea of juxtaposing feminist praxis with a domestic art.  In today's episode I talk about the history of embroidery and textile arts as a form of protest and activism.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the intersection of history, fiber arts, and activism. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Elizabeth Parker's Life Story Embroidery Sampler
-Katherine Brooks, "Feminist Embroidery Artist Heather Marie Scholl Explains Why It's Hard To Be A Woman"
-Rozskia Parker, "The Subversive Stitch"