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I Sit and Sew: Home

Artists' Books
Lise Melhorn-Boe, Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
Art Library Rare Books Collection: N7433.4.M469 I2 2019 box 18.1

"Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson's poem is in the voice of a woman, during WW1, who wishes she were doing something more active to help the soldiers, rather than sitting and sewing. The book's format is modelled on a WW1 'housewife,' a soldier's sewing kit. As it unfolds, the viewer will find sewing tools and eventually the text." — Cf. Vamp & Tramp website