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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

makedo&mend: an exhibition (UK)

"Delicate silk under wear made from a parachute, a dressing gown made from a second world war RAF blanket and a jacket found a few months ago in a charity shop customised and worn inside out by a club-going teenager. These are just a few of the unique garments featured in makedo&mend: an exhibition. Taking its inspiration from a time when people hardly threw anything away and land-fills were unheard of, makedo&mend: an exhibition presents original items and personal accounts of forties thriftiness alongside ecological and 'green' thinking of the twenty-first century. This exhibition will not only give hints and tips of how to make do and mend in times of hardship, it will also unravel a wealth of stories and emotional memories linking the 1940s to the present day. The exhibition is on from Saturday 10 October 2009 to Tuesday 1 December 2009 at the Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey, UK"

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