Beverly Gordon


Deep-Seated Associations: Textile Threads in Language, Myths, Fairy Tales, and Novels

Stories that feature the primacy of textiles and the way they are connected with women are quite ancient. Our language is full of metaphors that demonstrate these deep, primal associations.

The Push-Pull of Doilies: Revered, Reviled, and Reconceived

Unlike quilts and other large textiles that are typically treated as important heirlooms, doilies are generally thought of as impractical “dust-collectors” made by fussy old women who had little to do with their time.