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Thursday, 18 October 2012


First day at Norwich textile collection was wonderful - just settling in, working out how the system works and  reading and thinking about the history of the smock - first titbits of information that may or may not go anywhere are - 1 the image of black smocks held by the church, lent out to pallbearers in rural areas, unusual in that most smocks are white, beige or grey, although blue smocks can be found in Newark, dyed with Wode from Coventry, (where I come from!) 2 the cutting scheme for a smock from a length of fabric.

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