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Hands-on History: 18th Century Textiles

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjBGwVwdfcdQxPkLqDxmAcKrVEWKmRbLa” title=”Hands-on History: 18th Century Textiles”][vc_column_text]We present a virtual version of Hands-on History: 18th Century Textiles!

We have a whole playlist of videos all about historic clothing and historic fabrics put together by the amazing team behind the interpretation at the National Colonial Farm. And once you check out the videos, try out some of the activities below, or read more about the clothing featured in the videos.

18th Century Textile activities:

Textile Matching Activity (PDF)

Textile Matching Activity Answers (PDF)

Colonial coloring pages:


For more information, check out the following links/research:

Microplastics/Microfibers:

https://friendsoftheearth.uk/plastics/microfibres-plastic-in-our-clothes

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/20/microfibers-plastic-pollution-oceans-patagonia-synthetic-clothes-microbeads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyF9MxlcItw

Clothing Judgements:

https://www.inc.com/molly-reynolds/research-shows-that-the-clothes-you-wear-actually-change-the-way-you-perform.html

https://phys.org/news/2019-12-eyes.html

18th Century clothing:

http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/dressup/notflash/1770_woman.html

http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/dressup/notflash/1770_man.html

http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/dressup/notflash/1770_girl.html

https://www.kwaltersatthesignofthegrayhorse.com/2018/02/dressing-18th-century-at-paca-house-and.html

Books:

Fashion in Detail (from the 17th and 18th centuries), Avril Hart and Susan North

Eighteenth-Century Clothing at Williamsburg, Linda Baumgarten

What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America, Linda Baumgarten

Costume Closeup, Linda Baumgarten

Tidings From the 18th Century, Beth Giligun

America’s Printed and Painted Fabrics, Florence H. Pettit

The Textile Tools of Colonial Homes, Channing and Channing[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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