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.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Exhibiting at the Knitting and Stitching shows in London and Dublin.

I have just got back from Dublin where I had a great experience exhibiting my work with the Embroiderers Guild. The Irish people made me feel extremely welcome and they seemed very interested in my work. This experience has given me the confidence to talk about my work with others. They were very appreciative of the work that was involved in designing and making my collection. I felt that they were more receptive than maybe the people who had seen the work at Ally Pally and it wasn't just the younger viewers who expressed their views. There were many older viewers who showed their interest and wanted to share their thoughts with you.
I found the whole experience much less stressful than at Ally Pally, we were very lucky to have a much bigger space than we had had in London and we were able to sit away from our work allowing the viewer to walk around the work without feeling as if they were intruding.
I am looking foward to Harrogate now, it will be intersting to see how it, if at all, differs from the first two venues.


musiclovingwriter said...

Well done Julia! Im so glad it went well. Your pieces are beautiful!

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