Fabric of Britain

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!

By carlymau

Hello! Well, I’m sure someone once said that we are what we repeatedly do, so… I guess I like making stuff, cooking, swimming, sleuthing and watching old black and white movies. I live near a lake. I like feeding the ducks. I work for a trade union and generally like anything that involves rooting for the underdog. Currently I am living in Doncaster and learning one new craft at a time.

Please seek me out –

2 replies on “Fabric of Britain”

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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