Aug 30, 2018
I recently started learning to embroider. My main reason
for taking up embroidering was wanting to be stitch
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"