It's not clear how or when the term Flapper first wound its way into the American vernacular. The expression probably originated in pre war England. According to a 1920's fashion writer, "flapper" initially described the sort of teenage girl whose gawky frame and posture were "supposed to need a certain type of clothing-long, straight lines to cover her awkwardness-and the stores advertised these gowns as "flapper-dresses."

About Me

Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom
I am a mature student,in my final year studying for a BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles. I have two children who give me lots of encouragement. They are both studying, one is currently at home and other living in London, but with whom I speak daily. I have a love of anything from the 1920's and have recently read a book that had the title "Flapper." The author was Joshua Zeitz and I found it to be an entertaining read. This is where I got the idea for the title for my Blog, Girlish Delights in Barrooms.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Flapping with Felt.

I have made felt using various yarns which I have hand and machine knitted. I used an undyed 100% Mohair, a Merino/ Cashwool, and a 60% Mohair/40% Acrylic and I also used the 60% Mohair/40% Acrylic with a Merino yarn.
I am especially pleased with the felt that I made with the 100% Mohair that I hand knitted, which I am showing in this image, as it has felted well and has a soft fluffy texture. I will put the felt in the washing machine again to see what happens!


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