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Women and the material culture of needlework and textiles, 1750-1950 / edited by Maureen Daly Goggin and Beth Fowkes Tobin.

Farnham, England ; Ashgate, c2009.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2009.
Physical Description:
xvi, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Reference Library
NK8809 .W66 2009 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-286) and index.
Subject Terms:
Art and society.
Fancy work.
Women and the decorative arts.
Women artisans.
Goggin, Maureen Daly.
Tobin, Beth Fowkes.

  • Introduction : Threading women / Maureen Daly Goggin
  • The needle as the pen : intentionality, needlework, and the production of alternate discourses of power / Heather Pristash, Inez Schaechterle, and Sue Carter Wood
  • Stitching a life in "Pen of steele and silken inke" : Elizabeth Parker's circa 1830 sampler / Maureen Daly Goggin
  • "Tattered to pieces" : Amy Fiske's sampler and the changing roles of women in antebellum New England / Aimee E. Newell
  • "I dearly loved that machine" : women and the objects of home sewing in the 1940s / Marcia McLean
  • Turn-of-the-century quilts : embodied objects in a web of relationships / Beverly Gordon and Laurel Horton
  • Crazy quilts and controlled lives : consumer culture and the meaning of women's domestic work in the American Far West / Cynthia Culver Prescott
  • Native quiltmaking : history, traditions, and studies / Marsha MacDowell
  • Mundillo and identity : the revival and transformation of handmade lace in Puerto Rico / Ellen Fernandez-Sacco
  • Invisible seamstresses : feminine works in Venetian convents from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century / Isabella Campagnol
  • Textile mills and the political economy of domestic womanhood in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps' The silent partner / Laura A. Smith
  • Recovering American women industrial designers : Florence Cory as a nineteenth-century case study / Sarah Johnson
  • Hooking magic : transforming women's handicraft into art / Cynthia Fowler
  • American women and wartime hand knitting, 1750-1950 / Susan M. Strawn.