If you’re spending some time this weekend stitching in your own little world and you are looking for something entertaining and educational to watch, here’s something for you!
A Stitch in Time is a BBC series that aired in 2018. I’ll tell you about it here and give you some sources for viewing it.
A Stitch in Time is a fusion of biography, art, and the history of fashion, taking the viewer through the intricacies of fashion during certain eras of history.
We see clothes being reconstructed to historical specifications, we see what it was like to wear those clothes, and the whole thing is presented in a fun and quirky way.
I especially love the close-ups of fabric experimentation and of different types of stitching and sewing on the historical garb.
And of course, you’ll catch a few glimpses of embroidery, too!
There are six episodes in the series, each about half an hour, so that gives you three hours of entertainment while you’re doing your weekend stitching!
Where to View It
In the US, if you have access to Amazon, you can find the first series there – and if you have Amazon Prime, it’s free.
There are a few YouTube playlists out there featuring the series, but I’m not sure if they’re legally posted there or not.
Overseas, I’m not so sure about access to the series at this point. It looks like it is not available on iPlayer right now, but it is probably available other ways that I don’t know about. If you know, feel free to leave a comment below.
So that is a little heads-up for some weekend entertainment while you indulge in some quality time with your own needle and thread!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I’ll be in front of the computer for the next three days, tying up loose ends for The Leafy Tree! Stay tuned next week for news on kit availability!