Unravelling Women's Art: Creators, Rebels, & Innovators in Textile Arts

P.L. Henderson, 2021

The author unpicks the threads that link female textile artists and the arts they produce, revealing a global and historic patchwork of assorted roles, identities and representations.

Entertaining as well as informative, this book offers a unique overview of female-centric textile art production including embroidery, weaving, soft sculpture and more.

Includes over 20 interviews with contemporary textile artists, providing fascinating insights into their practices, themes and personal motivation.

Tells us:

How knitting became a spying device in wartime

Why dress design was so important for the Suffragettes

Why spiders were emblems in ancient times and now

How women’s arts and crafts moved from the backroom to the gallery showroom