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Get your students to use their sewing skills to create a purse or their own woven card basket.

A “pocket” was a pouch worn around the waist by women in the 17th to 19th centuries.

Use this teaching resource to learn more about historic Fashion styles and trends and as a fun activity to make their own basket or purse.

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Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Art & Design, Fashion & Textiles, History

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About Fashion Museum Bath.

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The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress.

The Museum of Costume was opened in the Assembly Rooms 1963. It was founded by Doris Langley Moore, a designer, collector, writer and scholar, who gave her famous private collection of costume to the city of Bath.

The Museum of Costume changed its name to the Fashion Museum in summer 2007. The Fashion Museum is owned by Bath and North East Somerset Council and is managed by the Heritage Services section.

They welcome 100,000 visitors to the museum each year. Their visitors are a mix of tourists, fashion specialists, students and locals.

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