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Recently I visited a major exhibit on historic Irish art and design and was struck by a lovely embroidered map of Ireland. In the midst of outstanding examples of Irish furniture and art was an elegant girl's/woman's map, signifying her mastery of both geography and stitchery. Now, Judith Tyner has published Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Women's Geographical Education, an examination of this short‐lived tradition of embroidering map samplers or globes as material artifacts of women's geographic education. The slim volume is a noteworthy contribution to our understanding of map history, history of geographic education, and women's history.
Dando, C.E. (July 2017). Book Review: Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Women's Geographical Education. Geographical Review, 107(3), 29-32. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1931-0846.2015.12144.x