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Mariah Gruner examining needlework at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Mariah Gruner

Craft Research Fund Grant


The Mending Stitch: Reading Repair in Women’s Needle Craft Activism

This project will investigate the theme of repair in embroidered craftivism, examining the relationship between “women’s work,” mending, and the stitch. Through studying contemporary activist stitchers engaged in literal and symbolic repair, this research places the work of activist stitchers within the history of American political textiles.

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Cambridge, MA




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