April onwards: Evolution of Smocks.

April Onwards – The Smock Exhibition continues in the Treasures Gallery.

This smock is associated with the Anderson family of farmers who resided in Ipsden. A natural twill linen smock with blue embroidery. Smocked front and back with diamond, outline and wave stitch. The whole garment is hand stitched.
During the Arts and Crafts’ period, the smock was adopted as a garment that represented the traditional crafts of the artisan. This smock or slop is made from cream-coloured, plain-woven cotton. Some panels are embroidered in red.