Subversive stitching

Domesticity as we know it developed in Victorian Britain when the home became a gendered site of separate spheres. These works re-read the domestic using subversive stitching. They subvert the idea of the industrious, submissive female producing decorative coverings for the home to rethink the domestic. The lace mat rebels against its function and cries ‘get off me’, the QR code reveals the hidden thoughts of the trapped seamstress and the lace trim has grown to unwieldy size and is creeping through the home carrying an unhomely message.

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