Sew Retro : Simple Vintage-inspired Projects for the Modern Girl and a Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution, Hardback

Sew Retro : Simple Vintage-inspired Projects for the Modern Girl and a Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution Hardback

2 out of 5 (1 rating)

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, figures
  • 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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