Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

A history of sewing and embroidery, told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances. From the political storytelling of the Bayeux tapestry's anonymous embroiderers and Mary, Queen of Scots' treasonous stitching, to the sewing of A history of sewing and embroidery, told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents,...

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Title:Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle
Author:Clare Hunter
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1473687918
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle Reviews

  • Laura
    Mar 18, 2019
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  • Melanie
    Mar 18, 2019
    I am, admittedly, the perfect reader for this book (embroiderer + history nerd). I found it so utterly readable and fascinating?packed with many things I didn?t know and only a few things that were familiar to me. From time to time, I found myself wishing for photos of the piec...
  • Laura
    Feb 11, 2019
    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the week: Textile artist and curator, Clare Hunter travels through the centuries and across continents uncovering the lives of women and men who have used sewing and embroidery to tell their stories, sometimes in the most unlikely and hardest of circumstance...
  • Bettie☯
    Feb 04, 2019
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000... Description: Textile artist and curator, Clare Hunter travels through the centuries and across continents uncovering the lives of women and men who have used sewing and embroidery to tell their stories, sometimes in the most unlikely and ...
  • Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
    Feb 14, 2019
    I've been enjoying cross stitch for many years now and while it will always remain secondary to my passion for books and reading, it's an activity I thoroughly enjoy. I find it relaxing and rewarding to watch a piece take shape, stitch by stitch and thread by thread. After seeing so...
  • Jojo
    Feb 10, 2019
    I enjoyed the unusual approach to what is often a necessary and ignored activity. I also learned a lot about the role of needlework throughout history. ...
  • Lisa
    Apr 04, 2019
    Fascinating book, beautifully written with lots of amazing facts on sewing and embroidery I had no previous idea about. ...
  • Toffeeapple
    Apr 12, 2019
    I was expecting more of this book than it delivered. I was initially put off by the lack of proof-reading and editing (Prisoner of War reduced to Pow?). It took me a long time to read because it so poorly grabbed my attention. I cannot recommend it. ...
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    Feb 07, 2019
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    Mar 08, 2019
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    Feb 28, 2019
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    Jan 12, 2019
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  • Leonie
    Mar 22, 2019
    I enjoyed this book mostly, though all of it would have been better served by some illustrations. I kept having to go online to look at things in order to be able to really see what the author was trying to put over in words. ...
  • Clarer
    Mar 29, 2019
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    Jan 21, 2019
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  • Rebekah Fraser
    Dec 29, 2018
    Threads of Life is a history of sewing and embroidery, told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of thread to make their voices heard. A non-fiction book exploring the social, emotional and political significance ...
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    Mar 02, 2019
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    Feb 24, 2019
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    Apr 12, 2019
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    Apr 01, 2019
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    Mar 23, 2019
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    Feb 10, 2019
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    Feb 17, 2019
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    Mar 25, 2019
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    Feb 10, 2019
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  • Laura H
    Jan 17, 2019
    If I could give this book 6 out of 5 stars, I would. It was a joy from start to finish. I read it at bedtime and found myself retiring for the night earlier and earlier, just so I could read more. I enjoyed the way that the book was organised, with a theme for each chapter and an ex...
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    Feb 15, 2019
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    Apr 03, 2019
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    Mar 28, 2019
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