The Magic Secret Of Needlework
The book portrays "Needlework" as an Art, peculiar to Women. It explores its history and its therapeutic effects beyond pastime and criticizes the low esteem it gets as a Craft from the artistic establishment and from the feminist movement as well.or:“The Magic Secret of Needlework” represents an original approach to the connection between Arts, Crafts, Men and Women, referring to Needlework as t...
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Print Length: 264 pages
Publisher: Rama Yam; 1 edition (March 15, 2013)
Publication Date: March 15, 2013
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e unique art of Women. The Arts of Needlework such as embroidery, knitting, weaving, lace, patchwork and quilt have always been unique to women and in a way also served as their therapy. Needlework has been used for expressing creativity, for relaxation and for making social connections.The book raises questions as to why there is almost no research on needlework as a psychological or sociological phenomenon and why feminists have ignored the subject. What are the motives that bring women, even nowadays, to spend time in doing needlework? Why can people learn art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy in the universities and not knitting therapy as well?This book tries to answer questions such as what is really the difference between the arts and the crafts or why do the crafts have an inferior image as compared to the arts. What are the criteria, if any, of judging art and who is the Jury.Research is being carried nowadays to explain the absence of women from the arts – why have there been no women artists such as Michelangelo, Beethoven or Shakespeare? Such research is lacking because it does not take to consideration the important place needlework has had in women’s lives and accepts the male position. Historical justice to women must include recognition of needlework as an art, an art unique to women.