Shedding the Shackles: Women's Empowerment Through Craft (Hardback)
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Shedding the Shackles: Women's Empowerment Through Craft (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages
Published: 27/05/2021
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A celebration of female inventiveness and aesthetic sensibility, Shedding the Shackles explores women’s craft enterprises, their artisanal excellence, and the positive impact their individual projects have on breaking the poverty cycle.

In the first part of the twentieth century, suffering from a legacy inherited from the Victorian era, craft skills, such as weaving, sewing, embroidery, and quilting were regarded largely as women’s domestic pastimes, and remained undervalued and marginalised. It has taken several decades for attitudes to change, for the boundaries between ‘fine art’ and craft to blur, and for textile crafts to be given the same respect and recognition as other media.

Featuring artisans and projects from across the globe Shedding the Shackles celebrates their vision and motivation giving a fascinating glimpse into how these craft initiatives have created a sustainable lifestyle, and impacted upon their communities at a deeper level.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781789940152
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 1028 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This book offers readers a wide variety of art and technique to appreciate. - Booklist

Lynne Stein's beautiful book celebrates female crafts from across the globe. - The Simple Things

Lynne has not only written about the work but the people behind the work. … She has produced a book that is both informative and interesting … It is a lovely book to delve into. - Books Threads

there’s no shortage of colorful images or descriptions of how women have made beautiful items. - Jeannine Clegg, Threads

This book takes the reader around the world through story and image [...] I will revisit this book time and again, and dive more deeply into global textile traditions. Take some time to travel along with Lynne, you will be glad you did! - Explore Fiber

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