Until the Quiet Revolution, textile arts in Québec were mainly related to the realm of domestic economy and the material practices of women. Over generations, they have developed and used a variety of processes, tools and techniques, such as sewing, weaving, and hooking to create objects that are functional and decorative - even artistic.  Indeed, whether they consist of clothing and accessories, rugs, and the like, the works produced and decorated by these women are obvious examples of the combination of great technical mastery and a high degree of artistic sensibility. So being, crazy quilts, belts and other crocheted carpets demonstrate that material poverty does not mean cultural poverty.

Textile arts

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