Saturday, June 02, 2007

Woman Sewing

Woman Sewing.
Caroline Augusta Lord, ca. late 1890s
Oil on canvas.
University of Cincinnati Fine Arts Collection.

I have tried to find works of art with thimbles, but I am amazed at how many pieces there are from different cultures and in different media showing women sewing. I think I would like to write/edit/publish a book on that: Depictions of women sewing throughout history. Maybe there already is something like that? Gotta check it out.

Update: In Praise of the Needlewoman: Embroiderers, Knitters, Lacemakers and Weavers in Art. Hello! Yay! Still, I don't know how much sewing is shown. Hmm. . .

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