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Goodbye to the Hobble: women's clothing in World War One

Goodbye to the Hobble: women's clothing in World War One


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 22 August 2014
Cost: £8

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By 1913 tight skirts reached their extreme, becoming a 'hobble' so that women could hardly walk.

 
As they began to work in various traditionally male occupations to help the war effort, women's skirts had to become shorter and fuller to allow them to do this. Some jobs even allowed women to wear trousers. 

After 1918 women's clothing continued to benefit from the fashions of wartime. This lecture will look at women’s clothing during World War One.

Naomi Tarrant was curator of  Costume and Textiles at National Museums of Scotland and has written extensively on both clothing and textiles. 

** Take advantage of our special offer: book ten lecture tickets - either for one lecture or a selection - and save £20! **


Please note that booking and payment should now be done via the Usher Hall - events can be booked from 10 March onwards:


By phone  - 0131 228 1155 (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5.30pm)

In person -  Box Office, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5.30pm)

Online - via the Usher Hall website

 

At Home for Christmas

At Home for Christmas


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Inspired by a traditional Christmas, make festive hangings for your home and door.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Fri 19 December 2014
Cost: £25

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Fresh Giant Wreaths

Fresh Giant Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas at Lauriston without our eternally popular fresh wreath-making classes.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sat 20 December 2014
Cost: £25

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Fresh Giant Wreaths

Fresh Giant Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas at Lauriston without our eternally popular fresh wreath-making classes.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 1.30pm - 4pm
Dates:Sat 20 December 2014
Cost: £25

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Green Wreaths

Green Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make a stunning giant wreath to grace your door this Christmas.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sun 21 December 2014
Cost: £25

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Green Wreaths

Green Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make a stunning giant wreath to grace your door this Christmas.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 1.30pm - 4pm
Dates:Sun 21 December 2014
Cost: £25

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Festive Felt

Festive Felt


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Come and make some unique felt Christmas decorations.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Mon 22 December 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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