I’ve been reading the Subversive Stitch by Rozsika Parker, and i’ve found it quite interesting. Not only for the content and ideas within it, but also for some of the quotes i’m getting from the book. Quotes which could easily become an inspiration for my embroidery.
“Femininity and sweetness are part of women’s strength…Quiet strength need not be mistaken for useless vulnerability.”
I really like the strength of this quote. It fits well with Emma Watson’s quote ‘Both men and women should feel free to be strong, both men and women should feel free to be sensitive.”
It fits well with my patchwork artwork too, there’s sweetness and femininity within the work via the floral fabrics and patterns, but the message i’m trying to get across is all about strength within the genders.
The quote above is a shortened version of this quote ;
“Femininity and sweetness are part of women’s strength. Passivity and obedience, moreover, are the very opposites of the qualities necessary to make a sustained effort in needlework. What’s required are physical and mental skills, fine aesthetic judgement in colour, texture and composition; patient during long training: and assertive individuality of design (and consequence disobedience of aesthetic convention). Quiet strength need not be mistaken for useless vulnerability”
Reference : The Subversive Stitch, Roszika Parker