Join The Friends for another lively First Friday Book Club.
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. An eloquent blend of history and memoir, this is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story.
Scottish born textile artist and curator, Clare Hunter, singles out textiles with historical importance to explore themes such as identity loss, protest and captivity. This includes looking at the Bayeaux Tapestry, designed by a male and stitched by women. Hunter's work is a wonderful series of historical stories centred around the art of sewing.
Clare Hunter, Threads of Life, a History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle, Spectre Books, 2019