Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Reading Rozsika again

Found in Rozsika Parker's 1986 book, The Subversive Stitch, this morning.
In fiction the silence and stillness of the sewer can mean many things from serious concentration to a silent cry for attention, but in terms of the stereotype it is a sexual ploy. If a woman sits silently sewing she is silently asking for the silence to be broken...The manner in which embroidery signifies both self-containment and submission is the key to understanding women's relation to the art.
Well,well. Embroidery is sexy. I knew that.

1 comment:

  1. yes, you knew that. love this book . . . love it for more than the word "subversive."

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