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Exploring Antique Technologies: Ancient Art – Unraveling the Art of Knitting

Knitwear was the primary fabric for sporting activities in the 1920s, but with cheaper alternatives such as factory-produced sweatshirts and tracksuits gained traction, knitwear transitioned to the realm of low impact, high-end sports whose users could afford ‘fancier’ knit garments. Knitwear also transitioned to smart casual clothing, which is where we most commonly see it today. Courtesy of HoneyCombPatterns, Etsy.

by Kary Pardy Knitting is everywhere recently. Creating warm hats, scarves, wraps, sweaters, and mittens is currently a fashionable pastime for people of all ages, and skilled knitters can create art with their complex stitches and colors. When you ask people in 2020 what knitting is to them, you’re likely to get answers like “it’s […]

Textile Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village Celebrates the "Everyday Elegance" of 19th-Century Fashion, August 15-16

Includes Special Tour of “Sight Unseen,” an Exhibit Featuring Undergarments, as well as Demonstrations of Ironing, Sewing and Shoe Making Sturbridge, Mass. —- Even the everyday clothing worn by New England residents in the early 19th century had a certain understated elegance that seems lacking in comparison to today’s fashions. Bonnets, belts, cuffs, collars, combs, […]