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Findings :the material culture of needlework and sewing /Mary C. Beaudry.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Beaudry, Mary Carolyn, 1950-
Publication
New Haven : Yale University Press
Contents
Introduction: Small finds, big histories -- The lowly pin -- The needle : 'an important little article' -- The ubiquitous and occasionally ordinary thimble -- Shears and scissors -- Findings : notions, accessories, and the artifacts of textile production -- Stitching together the evidence.
Date
c2006.
Description
"Mary C. Beaudry mines archaeological findings of sewing and needlework to discover what these small traces of female experience reveal about the societies and cultures in which they were used. Beaudry's geographical and chronological scope is broad: she examines sites in the United States and Great Britain, as well as Australia and Canada, and she ranges from the Middle Ages through the Industrial Revolution." "The author describes the social and cultural significance of pins, needles, thimbles, scissors, and other sewing accessories and tools. Through the fascinating stories that grow out of these findings, Beaudry shows the extent to which such "small things" were deeply entrenched in the construction of gender, personal identity, and social class."--Jacket.
xi, 237 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Gift of the author, January 26, 2007. [LA2007.0014]
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-226) and index.
ISBN
0300110936 (clothbound : alk. paper)
9780300110937
GUSN
245637
Call Number
Stacks GT2280.B43 2006
Descriptive terms
Aiguilles et âepingles Histoire.
Couture Appareils et matâeriel Histoire.
Gereedschappen.
Handarbeiten.
Naaien.
Naalden.
Nadel.
Needlework Equipment and supplies History.
Pins and needles History.
Scharen.
Sewing Equipment and supplies History.
Travaux d'aiguilles Appareils et matâeriel Histoire.

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