No really, why? There's this review of a show called "Pricked: Extreme Embroidery" (part of a series of exhibitions that included "Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting") at the Museum of Arts and Design in today's New York Times, and the first line of the piece is: "In the '70s, artists who swapped their paintbrushes for a needle and thread were making a feminist statement." Is it because embroidery and knitting were considered housewifely arts and the feminist movement was reclaiming them by making samplers of penises or something? Is this why Bust is always bombarding us with craft projects? Please explain!! Related: holy shit there's an entire magazine devoted to the crossroads of feminism and knitting. [NY Times]


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