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

Paperback Book  |  Colouring  |  12 Feb 2019


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A history of sewing and embroidery, told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.

From the political storytelling of the Bayeux tapestry's anonymous embroiderers and Mary, Queen of Scots' treasonous stitching, to the sewing of First World War soldiers suffering from PTSD and the banner-makers at Greenham Common, THREADS OF LIFE stretches from medieval France to 1980s America, from a Second World War POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland. It is as much about identity, protest, memory and politics as craft and artistry.

In an eloquent blend of history and memoir with a unique understanding of craft, Clare Hunter's THREADS OF LIFE is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story.


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

Format: Paperback Book

Release Date: 12 Feb 2019

Type: Clare Hunter

Sku: 2414593

Catalogue No: 9781473687929

Category: Colouring