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Antique smocks at the WI's Denman College - Marielou's posterous via Rarebrede

I was at Denman college, the education college of the WI, doing a food shoot for their magazine, when I discovered a temporary exhibition of traditional English smocks.

traditional smock.JPG by ruthsinger, via Flickr..   This was on the same page as the beautiful smock.  Someone called it magnificent - I agree.

traditional smock.JPG by ruthsinger, via Flickr.. This was on the same page as the beautiful smock. Someone called it magnificent - I agree.

English Smocks or smock-frocks were the traditional garb of country labourers and agricultural workers in the eighteenth century, dating back to much earlier times, and remaining popular in some areas well into the nineteenth century. Smocks became associated with a nostalgic and rural way of life,

MOP buttons on an English Smock. English Smocks or smock-frocks were the…

A fabulous embroidered smock, in traditional Somerset (West Country) style. made circa 1930 ; I bought this 25 years ago to wear myself, and

Sold to Amethest Vintage English Smocked Dress Adult Smock Traditional Hand Embroidered.

arts and science

WORTHWHILE: ARTS AND SCIENCE (I think that's the shop's name but also the description refers to how the smocking detail makes an otherwise plain dress, and life in general, worthwhile).

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