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Needlework/Crafting in Film
Topic by: Nenufar
Posted: March 24, 2008 - 12:30 PM PDT
Last Reply: March 26, 2008 - 4:38 PM PDT

author topic: Needlework/Crafting in Film
Nenufar
post #1  on March 24, 2008 - 12:30 PM PDT  
I've been digging around trying to answer this question, without much luck.

What are some films that include needlework (embroidery, quilting, tapestry, etc)? By that I don't mean films about needlework necessarily, just ones that include someone in the act of working with cloth and thread. For instance, in Robin Hood (the one with Kevin Costner) there is a scene where Maid Marian is working on a tapestry.

Thanks for your help!
hamano
post #2  on March 24, 2008 - 1:36 PM PDT  
There are lots of films that take place in the fashion industry, but you're talking more about "craft" needlework and textile work?

There's always this....

There's a French film called Brodeuses but GC doesn't have it.
underdog
post #3  on March 24, 2008 - 1:51 PM PDT  
Doesn't Gromit do some needlework in at least one of the Wallace & Gromit films? Crackin' talented, that pup.

And, staying with animation, don't forget The Triplets of Belleville! The grandmother, Madame Souza, knits (I had to look it up but I believe it's "English style").

And doesn't Angela Lansbury stitch the red cape (of "softest, reddest wool") in Company of Wolves?
Nenufar
post #4  on March 24, 2008 - 1:52 PM PDT  
You are correct, I'm talking more about the 'hobby' of needlework rather than the fashion industry.
hamano
post #5  on March 24, 2008 - 1:56 PM PDT  
> On March 24, 2008 - 1:52 PM PDT Nenufar wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> You are correct, I'm talking more about the 'hobby' of needlework rather than the fashion industry.
> ---------------------------------

There's this ol' Winona Ryder nugget, of course.
Cinenaut
post #6  on March 24, 2008 - 9:46 PM PDT  
Does this help?
underdog
post #7  on March 25, 2008 - 4:49 PM PDT  
> On March 24, 2008 - 9:46 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Does this help?
> ---------------------------------

I think there's a difference between knitting and needlework (which most of us non-knitting-and-stitching types wouldn't know). Sounds like she's looking more for people doing weaving and tapestries, that sort of thing. Maybe something with a big loom.

The closest I've come recently to doing any of this is listening to a Knitters' album.
manuelvillanueva
post #8  on March 25, 2008 - 11:29 PM PDT  
I think Cinenaut covered everything imaginable. How about episode 52 (Can the Raccoon Return the Favor?) of Lum? It's an animated retelling of a Japanese fable (Crane Wife) involving a loom and weaving.
underdog
post #9  on March 26, 2008 - 10:47 AM PDT  
There's a scene in The Assassination of Jesse James featuring a woman doing embroidery on the porch that is, er, laced with sexual undertones (leads to a subsequent sex scene).
Nenufar
post #10  on March 26, 2008 - 4:38 PM PDT  
> On March 25, 2008 - 4:49 PM PDT underdog wrote:
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> > On March 24, 2008 - 9:46 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Does this help?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> I think there's a difference between knitting and needlework (which most of us non-knitting-and-stitching types wouldn't know). Sounds like she's looking more for people doing weaving and tapestries, that sort of thing. Maybe something with a big loom.
> > ---------------------------------

Knitting and Crochet are close, but not what I'm looking for. I'm not really looking for weaving either. Needlework is more about creating a pattern on cloth and less about creating cloth itself -- I hope that clarifies :-) Good suggestion about the Jessie James movie..

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