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Not Quite Jean Muir: How does sewing a dress add to Jade Halbert's understanding of disappearing skills

Not Quite Jean Muir: How does sewing a dress add to Jade Halbert's understanding of disappearing skills

FromArts & Ideas


Not Quite Jean Muir: How does sewing a dress add to Jade Halbert's understanding of disappearing skills

FromArts & Ideas

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Length:
14 minutes
Released:
Jun 28, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Jade Halbert lectures in fashion but has never done any sewing. She swaps pen and paper for needle and thread to create a dress from a Jean Muir pattern. In a diary charting her progress, she reflects on the skills of textile workers she has interviewed as part of a project charting the fashion trade in Glasgow and upon the banning of pins on a factory floor, the experiences of specialist sleeve setters and cutters, and whether it is ok to lick your chalk.
Jade Halbert is a Lecturer, Fashion Business and Cultural Studies at the University of Huddersfield. You can find her investigation into fashion and the high street as a Radio 3 Sunday Feature https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gvpn

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to select ten early career academics to turn their research into radio.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod
Released:
Jun 28, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode