pdf Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a NeedleAuthor Clare Hunter – Freepe.co

As a textile artist, I found this book somewhat inspirational It certainly made me want to express myself in embroidery and textiles in a creative way However, although Clare Hunter does include some historical and cultural textiles it is very much a personal view, almost autobiographical It is strongly biased towards Scotland and women s liberation movements..It lacks pictorial illustrations of the works mentioned which would have been valuable to the reader. The Hare With Amber Eyes MeetsA History Of The World In Objects, Threads Of Life Is A History Of Sewing And Embroidery, Told Through The Stories Of The Men And Women, Over Centuries And Across Continents, Who Have Used The Language Of Sewing To Make Their Voices Heard, Even In The Most Desperate Of Circumstances From The Political Storytelling Of The Bayeux Tapestry S Anonymous Embroiderers And Mary, Queen Of Scots Treasonous Stitching, To The Sewing Of First World War Soldiers Suffering From PTSD And The Banner Makers At Greenham Common, Threads Of Life Stretches From Medieval France To S America, From A Second World War POW Camp In Singapore To A Family Attic In Scotland It Is As Much About Identity, Protest, Memory And Politics As Craft And Artistry In An Eloquent Blend Of History And Memoir, With A Unique Understanding Of Craft, Clare Hunter S Threads Of Life Is An Evocative And Moving Audiobook About The Need We All Have To Tell Our Story This is a beautifully written book filled with fascinating accounts of why people sew Although not a sewer myself, I was intrigued with the various chapter headings, Captivity, Power, Protest, Frailty, Value etc so started to read and found myself unable to put the book down There were personal stories too and the one about Aunt Jean s quilt discovered in an old attic was particularly touching I had no problem with the lack of illustrations as really good images and detailed close ups could be pulled up on my tablet A really good read and it s no surprise that Radio 4 chose Threads of Life as their Book of the Week. Such an interesting and well written book, so many things I didn t know about how embroidery has been used, the author did such in depth research and her personal snippets were a great insight.Spent an enjoyable time looking at the pictures of works mentioned in the book via the internet, The Dinner Party, is well worth checking out Makes you wish you had seen it in person. When the book arrived I was initially disappointed to find that there weren t any illustrations to accompany the text, however once I started to read I realised that images are not important as the author has the knack of bringing the embroidery that she is looking at to life through her words I am learning and becoming inspired as I read and finding this just such a compelling read I will be recommending to my other friends that sew, and to some that don t who would find it just as interesting. This is such an interesting topic, even for a non sewer like myself It is however crying out for photographs Please, someone, have the wisdom to reissue this fantastic book in a format that does it justice. An overdue analysis with heartfelt views on aspects of embroidery Disappointed that there were three historical errors in the first chapter on the Bayeaux Tapestry Needs an experienced proof reader I m no anorak but these are glaring errors and although the rest of the book is well researched it s such a shame that the beginning of the book falls short on basic history A fascinating insight into a subject that is easy to overlook Remarkable how much of history can be seen through needlework and its sewers There are so many items mentioned that they deserve an illustrated book of their own and I hope the author will put that together one day soon.