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ACID WOMAN by Joy Ivill

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Created in 2017 from wool, embroidery cotton, linen, calico, hemp string, metallic thread, fabric paint, polyester stuffing, woollen batting and steel armature, attached to a 240-volt motor. Since the 1960s a diverse body of art has been informed by feminism although there has always been difficulty with the value of embroidery, a craft that has been used for centuries to inculcate feminine qualities; essentially, embroidery was used to keep women quiet. Girls in domestic servitude or school created out of necessity. The idle rich encouraged their daughters to embroider for amusement and to signify a leisured lifestyle. https://australiandesigncentre.com/open-house-tamworth-textile-triennial/joy-ivill/
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Lynn Wood @ 2020.07.09 7:02 AM
Feminism and embroidery- an unusual combination 

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