There's a new book out called Hand Stitch Perspectives, edited by Anne Kettle and Jane McKeating. So far it seems it is only available in the U.K., but I have ordered a copy sight unseen, so intriguing is the premise. A list of the authors and their topics can be found on the Bloomsbury web site.
And if you have any interest in perusing some academic papers that are trying to decode the meaning of embroidery in different cultures, here are the links to three papers that I recently downloaded:
- Ornamenting A Narrative: Embroidering a Portrait by Tanya White
- Traditional Embroidery as a Global Semiotic Signby Sofija Grandikovska
- Semiotic Study of the Motifs in Nakshi Kantha by Ruhee Das Chowdhury, which I posted about yesterday.
- And this listing about Biljana Dojcinovic on the Women Writers page is what got me started in this direction. She poses some very interesting questions.