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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-245637

Description

xi, 237 p. : ill. ; 25 cm., "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Pins and needles History.
Sewing Equipment and supplies History.
Needlework Equipment and supplies History.
Naaien.
Naalden.
Scharen.
Gereedschappen.
Handarbeiten.
Nadel.
Aiguilles et âepingles Histoire.
Couture Appareils et matâeriel Histoire.
Travaux d'aiguilles Appareils et matâeriel Histoire.

Originator

Beaudry, Mary Carolyn, 1950-

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.

Publication

New Haven : Yale University Press

Description

xi, 237 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-226) and index.
Gift of the author, January 26, 2007. [LA2007.0014]

ISBN

0300110936 (clothbound : alk. paper)
9780300110937

Call Number

Stacks GT2280.B43 2006