New For 2023
Blue Sewing Circle Book Sculpture
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A Book Sculpture consisting of hand dyed Khadi watercolour paper bound around a vintage metal ring using traditional bookbinding stitching.
- 19cm diameter x 4cm
- Colour: Blue paper with White linen thread
- Unframed or Framed
These Sewing Circle Sculptures depict the role of women in bookbinding who were confined to only sewing and folding in the bindery (mirroring their domestic roles in the home) while men made the covers (and took the credit).
The term Sewing circle is a play on words of a sewing circle (embroidery hoop) and sewing circle describing a group of people (usually women) who would meet to sew together.
In these pieces I use a domestic object like an embroidery hoop or curtain ring and use traditional bookbinding stitches (French link stitch + Kettle Stitch) to create this sculpture.
Made by Yvette Ja, 2023