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Greenlit: Handmade in Britain: Fabric, BBC4

Handmade in Britain: Fabric – In the fourth and final installment of the critically acclaimed partnership with the V&A, Handmade In Britain explores fabric with three vibrant films.

  • Really Ripping Yarn looks back at the golden age of British knitting, and the way knitting – a craft that has captured our national spirit – came to define Britain in days of leisure and hardship
  • The Lost Art Of Medieval Embroidery – Dan Jones celebrates ‘opus anglicanum’ – English needlework from the Middle Age
  • Wallpaper w/t – Paul Martin learns how to make flock wallpaper, the height of luxury in the 18th century; helps to uncover a rare antique paper from a building site; and prints the designs of Marthe Armitage. Along the way, he meets contemporary designers and makers, and tells the stories of such historical wallpaper luminaries as Pugin and William Morris.

Channel: BBC4

TX: 2013/2014

Source: BBC press release

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