Heraldic Needlepoint’s Austerity Era cushion designs are all taken from posters issued by various departments of the British Government during previous periods of austerity (stylistically, the last 3 are First World War, the remainder are Second World War)
- Dig for Victory
- Dig on for Victory
- Dig for Plenty
- Make Do and Mend
- Make Do and Mend (Mrs Sew-and-Sew)
- Go Through Your Wardrobe
- Freedom is in Peril: Defend it with all your might
- Keep Calm and Carry On
- Save Kitchen Scraps to Feed the Hens
- Save Kitchen Waste to Feed the Pigs
- We Want Your Kitchen Waste
- Don’t Take Alcoholic Drinks
- To Dress Extravagently in Wartime
- Rally Round the Flag: Every Fit Man Wanted
Please note: These images are reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives and The Imperial War Museum who own the reproduction rights and these images may not be reproduced without their permission.
The Austerity Era cushions cost £ 34.99 plus postage
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Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.