Published:First published in 2019, this edition published in 2020
A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle
The Sunday Times Bestseller
Mentioned on the podcast HapticandHue
Winner of the Saltire First Book of the Year.
Community textile artist, banner-maker and textile curator Clare Hunter provides us with an eloquent book about history through the language of sewing.
Threads of Life explores the impact and importance of what can be accomplish with a needle and thread. From political propaganda in medieval France to a family attic in Scotland, Hunter portrays how men and women have used the art of sewing to tell their stories of identity, protest, memory and politics.