7 March 1985
Show More The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker.
Women’s Press, 256 pp., £14.95, October 1984, 0 7043 2842 9Show More
Living the Fishing by Paul Thompson, Tony Wailey and Trevor Lummis.
Routledge, 398 pp., £13.95, September 1983, 0 7100 9508 2Show More
By the Sweat of their Brow: Women Workers at Victorian Coal Mines by Angela John.
Routledge, 247 pp., £4.95, February 1984, 0 7102 0142 7Show More
“... discipline, a pre-puberty rite. Girls of good family worked over their samplers as their brothers did over Latin verse, to produce objects which indicated a social setting of relative leisure. RozsikaParker’s book, which sets out to show how feminine expression was channelled by the stereotype of the girl with her needle, never actually asks what the artistic purpose of the work was, but has ...”