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.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Embroiderers' Guild

My graduation collection has been selected by the Embroiderers' Guild to be part of their Graduate showcase which will be shown at the Knitting and Stitching shows in October and November. The events organisers are Creative Exhibitions Ltd and can be contacted at www.twistedthread.com

The shows will be held at the following venues:

Alexandra Palace, London-7th-10th October.
RDS, Dublin-28th-31st October.
Harrogate International Centre-25th-28th November.

I am really excited to have been selected. It will give me another excellent opportunity to show my collection to members of the public as well as key journalists, interior designers and buyers from specialist stores. Over all 100,000 people are expected to visit these shows!


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