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

Hodder & Stoughton, 07.02.2019 - 320 Seiten


'An astonishing feat'
Christina Patterson, Sunday Times

'An inspiring and moving sideways look at history'
Eithne Farry, Sunday Express

An eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story.

From political propaganda in medieval France to secret treason in Tudor England, from the mothers of the desaparecidos in Argentina to First World War soldiers with PTSD, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland, Threads of Life is a global chronicle of identity, protest, memory and politics.

Banner-maker, community textile artist and textile curator Clare Hunter chronicles 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.

'A beautifully considered book... Clare Hunter has managed to mix the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER

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Nutzerbericht  - AnnieMod - LibraryThing

First ignore the subtitle. While there are elements of history in this book, that specific title can be very misleading. "Thread of Life" is the personal story of one woman's relationship with textile ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - nancyadair - LibraryThing

"Sewing has a visual language. It has a voice. It has been used by people to communicate something of themselves--their history, beliefs, prayers and protests."~ from Threads of Life by Claire Hunter ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2019)

Clare Hunter has been a banner-maker, community textile artist and textile curator for over twenty years and established the community enterprise NeedleWorks in Glasgow. Her first book, Threads of Life, won the Saltire First Book Award, was a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month and a Radio 4 Book of the Week.

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