Fabric of Britain

22 Sep

Is anyone else watching  Fabric of Britain on BBC4 right now?

Fabric of Britain on BBC4

It’s a fascinating documentary about the history of knitted fashions and the development of household skills – from the turn of the century to present day.

The hour-long show has so far included 1930s knitted bathing costumes, wartime sock patterns, Coco Chanel’s and Mary Quant’s influence on British knitted fashions and Gyles Brandreth’s outlandish breakfast jumpers!

Fabric in Britain is part of the BBC and V&A’s ‘Handmade in Britain’ series of programmes. Episode 1 is on iPlayer now!


2 Responses to “Fabric of Britain”

  1. ukcitycrafter 09/23/2013 at 21:54 #

    Oh no, I meant to watch this – I think I shall be watching on iPlayer . Thanks for the reminder.


  2. carlymau 09/23/2013 at 22:47 #

    I’m just glad I changed channels at the right time because I hadn’t heard of it! I’ll definitely be booking myself in for a few evenings in front of the TV to watch the rest of the series!


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