vanessa marr domestic dusters guest Stitchery Stories textile art podcast Wide Art

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Back in 2014, textile artist, academic & designer Vanessa Marr posed the question:

Women & Domesticity – What’s Your Perspective?

And invited those thoughts to be embroidered upon a yellow duster, in red thread. Little did she realise what she had unleashed…

Nine years later, Vanessa has an amazing collection of embroidered dusters and an even more amazing collection of stories from the people (mostly women) who have sent her a duster. There are so many fascinating elements to this project, we barely scratch the surface!

We do have a laugh as we start our conversation highlighting the now closed one off collaboration with The Profanity Embroidery Group as part of their Domesticity themed exhibition in Whitstable, Kent in February 2023.

PEG were early guests on the podcast so this was a fun start to this episode BUT we must make it super clear that the general Domestic Dusters project is NOT about swearing about housework.

Vanessa Marr guest artist on Stitchery Stories textile art podcast

Susan Weeks chats with Vanessa Marr.

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Other places & people we mentioned: 

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

Dinner Party by Judy Chicago

The Subversive Stitch by Rosita Parker

Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Profanity Embroidery Group (Whitstable)

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