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Needlework through History: An Encyclopedia

Needlework through History: An Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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Needlework serves functional purposes, such as providing warmth, but has also communicated individual and social identity, spiritual beliefs, and aesthetic ideals throughout time and geography. Needlework traditions are often associated with rituals and celebrations of life events. Often-overlooked by historians, practicing needlework and creating needlework objects provides insights to the history of everyday life. Needlework techniques traveled with merchants and explorers, creating a legacy of cross-cultural exchange. Some techniques are virtually universal and others are limited to a small geographical area. Settlers brought traditions which were sometimes re-invented as indigenous arts. This volume of approximately 75 entries is a comprehensive resource on techniques and cultural traditions for students, information professionals, and collectors.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt formsTextile artworksHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsNeedlework, sewing & fabric crafts Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 30/04/2007 ISBN-13: 9780313335488  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Catherine Amoroso Leslie is an Assistant Professor in The Fashion School at Kent State University where she teaches History of Costume, History of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and workshops in the Needle Arts.

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