an impressively researched case for evaluating women's lives and their position in society through the history of embroidery. -- Feminist Bookstore News
. . . Parker has done a beautiful, scholarly and highly readable exploration of the subject. . . . The Subversive Stitch
is a carefully researched, well-written and entertaining study of European and American attitudes toward both embroidery and women through history. -- Academic Library Book Review
About the Author
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Rozsika Parker's books include Old Mistresses: Women, Art & Ideology and Framing Feminism (both written with Griselda Pollock) and Torn in Two: The Experience of Maternal Ambivalence. Her latest book is The Anxious Gardener. She practices as a psychotherapist in London.