I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! While I have trepidations about what’s to come economically and politically both here and in the US, I am also feeling hopeful, as a member of a community of scholarly citizens, about what we can all achieve in the future.
This is not only my last post of 2016 but, sadly, it is also my last post for Worn Through. After three years and seventy contributions, I am hanging up my jacket, so to speak, in order to focus on longer pieces of research and and try my hands at some curatorial projects. But, I could not have even begun to consider these new forays if it were not for the amazing opportunity that has been Worn Through. I can still remember my slight disbelief when Monica replied so positively to my expression of interest as the UK contributor in late 2013. I am totally grateful that Monica and the rest of the Worn Through team took a chance on me and, hopefully, I’ve not disappointed anyone.
Writing twice a month may not sound like a big deal but when you realise that this includes thinking of things to write about, editing your words, making sure links and references are correct plus taking and finding images, there is much work behind the scenes. I have so much respect for all the Worn Through contributors as well as all those who produce online resources related to dress, fashion, costume and textile research. Almost all of it is done voluntarily, the result of passion and dedication that is nothing short of awe inspiring.
Lastly, this blog could not be possible without its readership so I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have taken the time to read and comment on my Worn Through posts. I wish you more happy readings here in 2017!
Image credit: http://wornstories.com/your_story/emma-davenport/