Sew Retro : A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution, Spiral bound

Sew Retro : A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution Spiral bound

2 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Spiral bound
  • Pages: 144 pages, 75 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
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  • Category: Needlework & fabric crafts
  • ISBN: 9780760336878



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I like to sew and I like history, and this looked to be my kind of book. I couldn’t get past the first few pages.This book claims to be a “stylish history of the sewing revolution” but there is way too much unsupported inflammatory rhetoric masquerading as history to make it a good read. Example “After all, if someone were to put a needle and thread in your hand and tell you that this is all you’re good for, you mostly likely feel stifled and resentful – especially if it wasn’t something you were inclined to enjoy.” P 13 Or this: “In this century, women redefined what “domestic” meant. They were done with the Cult of True Womanhood, and done with sitting demurely in the corner, embroidering pillows.” P 21. The art is great and the projects so-so, but I am not going to waste my time reading this book.

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