Threading Time Epub Þ Hardcover

Threading Time Epub Þ Hardcover


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    A detailed chronicle of threadwork throughout history and literature


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Threading Time [Ebook] ➥ Threading Time ➫ Dolores Bausum – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In a ground breaking survey taken primarily from literary sources Threading Time reveals the essential link between the human spirit and the art of connecting threads Whether looking at stories about In a ground breaking survey taken primarily from literary sources Threading Time reveals the essential link between the human spirit and the art of connecting threads Whether looking at stories about clothing made in the Garden of Eden a medieval manuscript or modern fiction and poetry the author traces the importance to humankind of a craft that has never ceased since it began at least forty thousand years ago The author's conception of threadwork throughout is generic including all kinds of work done with thread yarn or fiber In the author's long range view threadwork becomes than a garment a rug or a tapestry on the wall It is often a bond shared with contemporaries and with ancestors a link between humans and cultural beliefs even a tie between humankind and the Divine This age old association of interwoven fibers and humanity is found today in a metaphor that is used to convey the concept of shared traditions values and beliefs the fabric of society A rip in the fabric can be alarming; mending it is necessary to avert instability and even chaos Threading Time opens with stories from biblical traditions that continue to influence society Next come portrayals of threadworkers in Greek and Roman myths and those suggested on the famous marble frieze carved on the Parthenon of Athens The author then turns to Piers Plowman Chartres Cathedral's windows the Bayeux Tapestry and other textile evidence from the medieval era; she suggests how threadwork in those centuries became identified with spiritual faith and belief in miracles An illustrated French manuscript and the Apocalypse Tapestry highlight a discussion of changes in the lives of cloth workers that occurred during the Renaissance Works by two Germans—playwright Gerhart Hauptmann and artist Käthe Kollwitz—illustrate labor struggles that persisted for centuries in textile production Selections of poetry by English poets such as Robert Burns and William Blake provide glimpses of protests made by some against economic forces disrupting the lives of textile workers during the Industrial Revolution Novels by Nathaniel Hawthorne Edith Wharton and D H Lawrence suggest that threadwork activity itself may arouse release or inhibit strong feelings even erotic passion between men and women These novels also demonstrate that needlework and its products can be used to stigmatize ostracize or control an individual Both fictional and real life accounts follow in a discussion of works by three nineteenth century writers—Charles Dickens Louisa May Alcott and Mary Boykin Chesnut—who illustrate the power of threadwork during wartime to transform solitary individuals into patriots and lift the morale of civilians who share common beliefs and objectives Novels by Edith Gaskell Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser as well as several memoirs offer examples of textile work that individuals have done in peacetime when their daily survival hung by a thread Finally the author turns to twentieth century American authors Margaret Mitchell Alice Walker Anna uindlen and John Updike for glimpses into families whose members are linked by threadwork As an original view of threadwork written from a broad chronological perspective Threading Time will appeal to textile artisans and collectors It will also interest lay readers of literature women's history and cultural history.

  • Hardcover
  • 218 pages
  • Threading Time
  • Dolores Bausum
  • English
  • 20 November 2015
  • 9780875652412

14 thoughts on “Threading Time

  1. R R says:

    A detailed chronicle of threadwork throughout history and literature

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