Sewing Archaeology deconstructs clothes to learn more about them, exploring garments to see the story they tell from the inside out.
Analysing how clothes were put together by machine or hand brings layers of history to life.
Stitches are like signatures, follow them around a seam or a hem and each are as individual as the person who held the needle in their hand.
The fabric, its source, the design and the cut all says something about it, a time capsule to the past.
Sewing Archaeology can include oral history – people’s voices – adding an extra dimension to clothes they made as well as valuable ownership of the history of their craft.
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