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Often the mothers brought their fancywork and sat on the shady side of the tent during the lesson.
He could talk about rural economy with the count, fashions with the countess and Natasha, and about albums and fancywork with Sonya.
Woodhouse's kindness, felt his particular claim on her to leave her neat parlour, hung round with fancywork, whenever she could, and win or lose a few sixpences by his fireside.
Mingott's sole pursuit, and she would have scorned to feign an interest in fancywork.
I think I liked the horses and the flowers and the fancywork best.
When I was first married, I used to long for my new clothes to wear out or get torn, so that i might have the pleasure of mending them, for I got heartily sick of doing fancywork and tending my pocket handkerchief."
Everyone that is a resident within Montgomery County is eligible to have entries in Classes/Categories such as: AG Sciences: (Corn, Popcorn, Soybeans, Hay, and Sunflower head), Fruits and Vegetables: (Potatoes, Onions, Turnips, Carrots, Beets, Okra, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Cabbage, Peppers, Egg Plant, Cucumber, Zucchini, Cantaloupes, Gourds, Pumpkin, Apples, Pears, Watermelon, and Squash), Flowers & Plants: (Coxcombs, Marigolds, Mums, Roses, Dahlias, Gladiolas, Zinnias, Petunias, and Houseplants), Canned Goods & Misc.: (Eggs and Canned Vegetables, Fruit, Pickles, Jelly, Jams, Preserves, or Salsa), Fancywork & Sewing: (Crocheting, Embroidery, Quilts, Wall Hanging, Cross Stitching, Pillow, Knitting,
Fundraising, Flirtation and Fancywork: Charity Bazaars in Nineteenth Century Australia.
If nobody but a genteel woman of her era could have done such fancywork, it is also true that only a woman this skilled could have had the expertise necessary to create an art form so brilliantly mimetic of plant matter.
Both artists, who worked as volunteer embroiderers on Judy Chicago's Dinner Party, were influenced by the feminist needlework historian, Rachel Maines as indicated by the text on the poster 'Fancywork: the Archaeology of Lives' which reads, "'Textiles can provide the kind of social, psychological, political and sexual information that is needed for a structured history of women's aesthetic thought.' Rachel Maines."
Like all fine art forms, the fancywork of gems and rings participates in the glorification of the state, perpetuating power by ennobling it.
This article focuses on the Victorian taste for nature crafts, a genre of fancywork consisting of decorative objects composed from natural materials, in particular works in which the natural materials--shells, bark, fish scale flowers, leaves, etc.--are subordinate to a larger pattern or illusionistic depiction.