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Author Holroyd, Amy Twigger, author.

Title Folk fashion : understanding homemade clothes / Amy Twigger Holroyd
Published London ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017
©2017
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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
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 3, 2019)
Subject Clothing and dress -- Alteration.
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects.
Do-it-yourself work.
Dressmaking.
Fashion -- Social aspects.
Knitting.
Tailoring.
Textile crafts.
Clothing and dress -- Alteration.
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects.
Do-it-yourself work.
Dressmaking.
Fashion -- Social aspects.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Beauty & Grooming.
Knitting.
Mode
Schneidern
Tailoring.
Textile crafts.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
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