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A Fascinating Article

Dear Gentle Reader,

You know how sometimes, one starts to read a book, that leads to an internet search, another book, a website, a blog post, another internet search, until finally, and most definitely an hour or more later, you forget what the original thread was.  It can often and affectionately be referred to as 'falling down the rabbit hole' of 'research'.  I am currently re-reading a fantastic book titled The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker, which led me briefly to a google search, and I found this wonderful article written a few years ago by a very clever young woman, Clare Walker Gore. I just had to share it with you today.

Crafty Women and Artful Misses: Femininity, Feminism and Female Crafts in the Nineteenth-Century Novel ...
The trouble was, despite knowing that no self-respecting reader should, I couldn’t help identifying with the girls who shared my sedentary and shamefully ‘feminine’ hobbies. I was continuall…

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