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Historical Reminiscents EP 36: Embroidery, History, and Resistance

Historical Reminiscents EP 36: Embroidery, History, and Resistance

Heart made out of embroidery floss, right side reads Episode 26: Embroidery, History, and Resistance

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

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2 Responses

  1. […] all here!  In addition to all that Krista has really delved into a newly discovered passion for embroidery. Our spare bedroom is becoming a embroidery display room, complete with swear words and Doctor Who […]

  2. Hi Krista,
    I really enjoyed your podcast, thank you! I am currently working on a research project exploring perceptions of hijab wearing in the UK by drawing on the historical feminist use of embroidery as voice. Through workshops and a dedicated blog the aim is to bring women together across Britain to create a collaborative embroidery which encourages discussion and expression. I’d love to hear your thoughts…

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