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Folk fashion: understanding homemade clothes

Folk fashion: understanding homemade clothes

Holroyd, Amy Twigger, author

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. 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

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Published London: I.B. Tauris, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Amy Twigger Holroyd
ISBN: 1838608567, 9781838608569
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvi, 236 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Sewing.; Dressmaking.; Cultural studies: fashion & society; Cultural studies; History of art; Industrial / commercial art & design; Fashion & textiles; Knitting.; Knitting & crochet; Clothing and dress Alteration.; Decorative arts; Needlework & fabric crafts; Lifestyle & personal style guides; Knitwear.; Gender studies: women & girls; Beauty and Fashion.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781784536497

Contents

  1. Cast List
  2. List of Illustrations
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Introducing folk fashion
  5. Chapter 2 The resurgence of folk fashion
  6. Chapter 3 Identity, connection and the fashion commons
  7. Chapter 4 Why DIY? The experience of making and wearing homemade
  8. Chapter 5 Reknitting: an experimental folk fashion practice
  9. Chapter 6 Patterns, design and creativity
  10. Chapter 7 Making the wardrobe
  11. Chapter 8 Folk fashion and the future
  12. Bibliography
  13. Index