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Folk fashion : understanding homemade clothes

Author: Amy Twigger Holroyd
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A dynamic resurgence in sewing and knitting is under way, with many people enjoying making and mending their own garments at home. However, stories abound of homemade clothes languishing at the back of the wardrobe. Amy Twigger Holroyd draws on ideas of fashion, culture and craft to explore makers' lived experiences of creating and wearing homemade clothes in a society dominated by shop-bought garments. Using the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Twigger Holroyd
ISBN: 9781838608576 1838608575 9781838608569 1838608567
OCLC Number: 1099790939
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 236 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introducing Folk Fashion --
2. The Resurgence of Folk Fashion --
3. Identity, Connection and the Fashion Commons --
4. Why DIY? The Experience of Making and Wearing Homemade --
5. Reknitting: An Experimental Folk Fashion Practice --
6. Patterns, Design and Creativity --
7. Making the Wardrobe --
8. Folk Fashion and the Future.
Responsibility: Amy Twigger Holroyd.

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"A dynamic resurgence in sewing and knitting is under way, with many people enjoying making and mending their own garments at home. However, stories abound of homemade clothes languishing at the back of the wardrobe. Amy Twigger Holroyd draws on ideas of fashion, culture and craft to explore makers' lived experiences of creating and wearing homemade clothes in a society dominated by shop-bought garments. Using the innovative metaphor of fashion as common land, Folk Fashion investigates the complex relationship between making, well-being and sustainability. Twigger Holroyd combines her own experience as a designer and knitter with first-hand accounts from folk fashion makers to explore this fascinating, yet under-examined, area of contemporary fashion culture. Looking to the future, she also considers how sewers and knitters might maximise the radical potential of their activities"--Publisher's description.

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[Holroyd] suggests that in a social moment when making clothes is no longer a practical necessity ... For me, as a folklorist and artist, this creative possibility is the essence of folk. A highly Read more...

 
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