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Fabric of Life blog 7 – come and see the finale

Fabric of Life blog 7 – come and see the finale

The Fabric of Life project is a young people’s project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund in which the participants have looked at the history of fashion as a form of identity with particular focus on gender and sexuality. Forty five young people from Bradford on Avon, Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge have engaged with the … Continue reading

Fabric of Life blog 5 – So Far …

Fabric of Life blog 5 – So Far …

As the summer holidays begin we take a break from the Fabric of Life and start planning for next term. This is a great time to look back at what the project has achieved so far. To date 45 young people have engaged with the project from all over Wiltshire. Eleven young people have taken … Continue reading

Working with Artists

Working with Artists

    You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored and shared.                                                                                                                                       Robbie Robertson Our blog may have gone quiet but the work on Fabric of Life has continued. Following on from our many visits to local museums, the V&A and the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre our four groups … Continue reading

Fabric of Life blog 2 – One Week, Three Museums!

Fabric of Life blog 2 – One Week, Three Museums!

The Munitions workers had already established their image in tunic and trousers, but were mainly centred in industrial towns and worked indoors. The Women’s Defence Relief Corps had introduced the idea of longish smock and gaiters and boots, but not as compulsory uniform. Now the Land Army girl was officially clad in twill breeches, pullover and … Continue reading

The Fabric of Life blog 1

The Fabric of Life blog 1

Gone were the buxom femininity of the Edwardian lady and the bluff machismo of the Edwardian gent. The new woman lopped off her hair, first bobbing it, then shingling it … and then cutting it all off into an Eton crop, the shortest of all. She wore cloche hats and sporty, androgynous-looking jumpers, her breasts … Continue reading