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Stitch in Time

"a fashion show with a difference" - TV Times   /   "stylish journey through history" - The Guardian Guide

Amber's six-part series A Stitch in Time (BBC Four) fused biography, art and the history of fashion to explore the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore, including the Black Prince, Dido Belle, Marie Antoinette, and the Arnolfini portrait. Alongside Amber, historical tailor Ninya Mikhaila and her team recreated key garments using original techniques. It was described as "snappy and engaging" by The Guardian, "hugely enjoyable" by The Telegraph and "mesmerising" by the Radio Times. Following the success of the series, all six recreated costumes were put on display in an exhibition at Ham House in Richmond. 

A Stitch in Time was selected numerous times as Pick of the Day in The Guardian, in the Critics’ Choice section of the Sunday Times and The Telegraph, and in the Highlights of the TV Times. It featured in the Radio Times’ Choices every week that it aired. View clips from the series here, and it's available to watch globally on Amazon Prime.

"A Stitch in Time... offered the radical spectacle of groups of women standing around sharing their deep knowledge of history and treating fashion as a serious subject that could shed light on the past." - The i Paper

Amber researches and presents documentaries for TV, radio and online. Outside of her own presenting, Amber has contributed to productions for all terrestrial UK TV channels, as well as Sky Arts, BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Live & 6Music, and productions for the USA (PBS), Canada (Slice), and Japan (NHK). Amber is the history consultant and regular on-screen historian for BBC One's Great British Sewing Bee, and a regular on Radio 4's Woman’s Hour, Front Row and Saturday Review. From discussing slogan T-shirts and political dressing for Radio 4's Word of Mouth to adding the colour mauve to the Museum of CuriosityAmber is regularly called on to share her expertise and to entertain with stories from our sartorial past. 

For broadcasting work Amber is represented by Noel Gaywatch her showreel here

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