Often our definition of a woman who works with needle and thread
is influenced, even skewed, by our place in society.
There are continual debates about 'art' and 'craft'
and whether a handcrafted textile object can be fine art.
There is also the issue of fair recompense for 'women's work'.
How do we charge a just price for our hand sewn goods?
Consider too the paradox of the monied classes paying for expensive materials and notions
to keep themselves entertained
whilst the less fortunate work long hours for unjust wages to keep themselves fed.