My latest piece, Embroidery as Record and Resistance, can be found over at Contingent Magazine. A huge thank you to the Contingent Magazine team for their work, dedication, and innovation in creating a space for history online. My post looks at embroidery, feminist resistance, and protest.
Photo – two embroidery hoops by me.
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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