"... deliberately reveals the curious contradictions in femininity through embroidery. In her work, embroidery, and thus femininity, emerge as both self denial and self defence, as a means of establishing an inviolate female space and announcing female subservience and availability."Interesting! As pictured below.... Heathcliff (right) bursts into the living room. Cathy's embroidery/tapestry is between him and the feckless Mr Linton (her husband) standing behind her.
Monday, 16 May 2011
Embroidery as self defence
Wuthering Heights, Catherine and Heathcliff - and embroidery.... following thoughts on the film, read in The Subversive Stitch (Rozsika Parker) that Charlotte Bronte (sister of Emily, author of Wuthering Heights)