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Creators, Rebels, & Innovators in Textile

Non-Fiction, Art, Women Non-Fiction

Date Published: December 14, 2021

Publisher: Aurora Metro, Supernova Books



The author unpicks the threads that link female textile artists and the arts they produce, revealing a global and historic patchwork of assorted roles, identities and representations. Entertaining as well as informative, this book offers a unique overview of female-centric textile art production including embroidery, weaving, soft sculpture and more.


Tells us:

How knitting became a spying device in wartime

Why dress design was so important for the Suffragettes

Why women and their textile arts were entangled in a web of global mythology

How women’s arts and crafts moved from the backroom to the gallery showroom


Includes over 20 interviews with contemporary textile artists, providing fascinating insights into their practices, themes and personal motivation.



About the Author

P.L. Henderson has almost 400,000 followers of her social media project @womensart1, inspired by feminist art theorists. Having gained a BA in Art History, she is now part of the writing team for Phaidon's 'Great Women Artists' series and regularly contributes to publications such as ‘Resurgence & Ecologist’ magazine, ‘Art UK’ and ‘Culture Matters’ on topics of art, ecology and social justice.

Born in the North of England she now lives in Lisbon, Portugal and writes the art blog https://womensartblog.wordpress.com.


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