Patterns is a documentary which explores issues to do with politics, work, art and women’s history. A number of threads are woven between the sweatshop and the art gallery, the glory box and the political banner, bourgeois femininity and the question: should a feminist knit? An incisive and kaleidoscopic exploration of needlework and its place in women’s lives.
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In ACMI's collection
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan
MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation
MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan
MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation