Tuesday 27 January 2009

God Bless the BBC

I'm currently spending all my spare moments knitting, and watching fantastic programmes from the BBC's new online Archive.

Being a bit obsessed with all things textile-related, I've been particularly entranced by the "What We Wore" collection. This includes an awesome fashion history series from 1957 where half the models are members of the British aristocracy, and programmes about sewing and knitting your own clothes (the latter are proving particularly fascinating to me now I've caught the knitting bug).

You unfortunately can't watch the shows if you're outside the UK, but you can still take a peek at the documents in the archive which are themselves quite wonderful.


Jo said...

I love programmes like that.
By the way you've been tagged! See my blog for details!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link - Still trying to get over the disappointment of not being able to view the programs... sigh.

Fabric Nation said...

Thanks for sharing, these are fabulous. Just watched the knitting one - All designers are obsolete! (or is that absolute!)

Rhiannon said...

On aheme, did you see the programme on beeb4 where Rankin took 7 iconic fashion photographs and recreated them? Totally amazing, and worth watching, just to see how they did it in some cases

Bugs and Fishes said...

Oooh that sounds so interesting! Must try and watch it sometime :)

Sandi a::k::a KnitMyRhino said...

....MUST....FIND....CHANNEL....(I might be busy watching tv for a while now, thanks..."hubby sighs and rolls eyes")