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Shedding the Shackles: Women's Empowerment Through Craft Contributor(s): Stein, Lynne (Author)

Shedding the Shackles: Women's Empowerment Through Craft Contributor(s): Stein, Lynne (Author)

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Shedding the Shackles: Women's Empowerment Through Craft
Contributor(s): Stein, Lynne (Author)

ISBN: 178994015X    EAN: 9781789940152
Publisher: Herbert Press 
US SRP: $40.00 US
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: July 27, 2021
Physical Info: 0.8" H x 11.0" L x 8.6" W (2.25 lbs) 192 pages

Stories and techniques from women's art initiatives in communities across the globe.

A celebration of female inventiveness and aesthetic sensibility, Shedding the Shackles explores women's craft enterprises, their artisanal excellence, and the positive impact their individual projects have on breaking the poverty cycle.

In the first part of the twentieth century, suffering from a legacy inherited from the Victorian era, craft skills, such as weaving, sewing, embroidery, and quilting were regarded largely as women's domestic pastimes, and remained undervalued and marginalised. It has taken several decades for attitudes to change, for the boundaries between 'fine art' and craft to blur, and for textile crafts to be given the same respect and recognition as other media.

Featuring artisans and projects from across the globe Shedding the Shackles celebrates their vision and motivation giving a fascinating glimpse into how these craft initiatives have created a sustainable lifestyle, and impacted upon their communities at a deeper level.

Lynne Stein is a textile artist who originally trained as an exhibition and display designer, and as an art therapist. Lynne's work has been widely exhibited and she has been featured in magazines and journals as well as on BBC radio and TV broadcasts. Frequently running workshops, and giving talks and demonstrations, she has taught extensively in a variety of community, educational and healthcare settings, and within museums and galleries. She is the author of Shedding the Shackles in which she explored women's empowerment through craft.

"This book offers readers a wide variety of art and technique to appreciate." --Booklist

"Lynne Stein's beautiful book celebrates female crafts from across the globe." -- The Simple Things
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