Sewing and Weaving

Sewing and Weaving

Arachne
skilled weaver; changed into spider for challenging Athena to weaving contest. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 27]
Athena
goddess of spinning and weaving. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 45]
Marner, Silas
hand-loom weaver who comes, friendless, to Raveloe. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 930]
Penelope
weaves shroud for 20 years, unraveling it each night. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Prynne, Hester
ostracized, sewing becomes her daily preoccupation. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]
Rumpelstiltskin
dwarf who spun gold from straw to help imprisoned girl. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Rumpelstiltskin]
Weavers, The
depicts plight of Silesian weavers. [Ger. Lit.: Benét, 1078]
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Iungerich's process of sewing and weaving onto canvas are resonant of her upbringing in a traditional working class Soviet family where her fingers memorized the processes of sewing, knitting and crotchet but grew tired of restrictive patterns.
They lived as the Victorians did, sewing and weaving, cooking simple food and doing some washing.
In the West textiles have always been seen as inferior to painting, mostly, as feminists have pointed Out, because activities like sewing and weaving have been generally viewed as women's work.
Mary puts her sewing and weaving skills to good use, creating dance regalia for her girls, and passing on traditional ways and values to a new generation.