We often think of our lives – and of stories we read – as threads spun, knitted or interwoven with others into the fabric of texts. This course will explore the ties of text and textile through the study of both classic and modern works in Hebrew and English literature including S.A. Agnon, Nikolay Gogol, Susan Glaspell, and the myths of Greek mythology. It will focus on the many instances in which for women the needle served as a substitute for the pen.The literary study will be accompanied by exercises in practical embroidery stitches and techniques.We will occupy our minds with stories and poems, and our hands with thread and cloth (optional).
This course will be given in English.
Dr. Esther Horovitz, Lecturer in Literature at Herzog College, will be teaching this innovative course on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Israel time (12 meetings) as a live online class, recorded for later viewing at your convenience.
|1||29.10.2020||Introduction: Etymology of Text and Textile||Backstitch and Stem Stitch|
|2||05.11.2020||Moira – The Thread of Life in Greek Mythology||Transferring an Embroidery Design to Fabric|
|3||12.11.2020||The Penelope Phenomenon: Women Wait and Weave||Chain Stitch and Lazy Daisy|
|4||19.11.2020||Three Sisters – Shmuel Yosef Agnon||Satin Stitch|
|5||26.11.2020||The Legend of the Scribe – Shmuel Yosef Agnon||Long and Short Stitch|
|6||03.12.2020||The Legend of the Scribe (continued)||French Knots|
|7||10.12.2020||The Overcoat – Nikolay Gogol||Bullion Knot Stitch|
|8||24.12.2020||Seamstresses in Literature||Blanket Stitch|
|9||31.12.2020||Coats of Many Colors||Chicken Scratch Stitch|
|10||07.01.2021||Cambric Shirts and Muslin Frocks||Woven Wheel Stitch|
|11||14.01.2021||A Jury of her Peers – Susan Glaspell||Herringbone Stitch|
Basic Drawn Thread Work
Price for the entire series: 960 NIS + 50 NIS Registration Fee
Payment for this course will cover participation for an individual or a couple watching together from the same device. For this reason, only one of the spouses needs to register.
20% discount if when you register for another continuing education course (discount will be applied to the lower priced course)
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