Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle Clare Hunter

Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Author: Clare Hunter
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Book Title
Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle
Author
Clare Hunter
ISBN
9781419747656
A globe-spanning history of sewing, embroidery, and the people who have used a needle and thread to make their voices heard From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry, World War I soldiers coping with PTSD, and the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, to the AIDS quilt, Hmong story clothes, and pink pussyhats, women and men have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances. Threads of Life is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power, and politics told through the stories of needlework. Clare Hunter, master of the craft, threads her own narrative as she takes us over centuries and across continents--from medieval France to contemporary Mexico and the United States, and from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland--to celebrate the age-old, universal, and underexplored beauty and power of sewing. Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we have to tell our story.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Clare HunterPublisher: Harry N. AbramsPublished: 10/20/2020ISBN: 9781419747656Pages: 352Weight: 0.70lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.50w x 0.90d
A globe-spanning history of sewing, embroidery, and the people who have used a needle and thread to make their voices heard

From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry, World War I soldiers coping with PTSD, and the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, to the AIDS quilt, Hmong story clothes, and pink pussyhats, women and men have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.

Threads of Life is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power, and politics told through the stories of needlework. Clare Hunter, master of the craft, threads her own narrative as she takes us over centuries and across continents--from medieval France to contemporary Mexico and the United States, and from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland--to celebrate the age-old, universal, and underexplored beauty and power of sewing. Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we have to tell our story.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Clare Hunter
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Published: 10/20/2020
ISBN: 9781419747656
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 0.90d
A globe-spanning history of sewing, embroidery, and the people who have used a needle and thread to make their voices heard

From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry, World War I soldiers coping with PTSD, and the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, to the AIDS quilt, Hmong story clothes, and pink pussyhats, women and men have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.

Threads of Life is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power, and politics told through the stories of needlework. Clare Hunter, master of the craft, threads her own narrative as she takes us over centuries and across continents--from medieval France to contemporary Mexico and the United States, and from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland--to celebrate the age-old, universal, and underexplored beauty and power of sewing. Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we have to tell our story.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Clare Hunter
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Published: 10/20/2020
ISBN: 9781419747656
Pages: 352
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 0.90d