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Christmas Ribbons – A Trip To V V Rouleaux »

On July 24th, 2014 Catherine Harris wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Crafts,Historical textiles,Selvedge,Shops.

Believe it or not we are already thinking of Christmas and on Friday we visited V V Rouleaux on Marylebone Lane to buy some ribbons for our seasonal gift subscriptions. In search of something decorative and a bit glitzy, we were looking for something that enhanced the colours and patterns of the front cover of […]

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Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter »

On July 21st, 2014 Ronja Brown wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops.

The Guardian called her “design’s forgotten warrior” and now the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne is fighting to ensure Peggy Angus receives her due recognition. Born in 1904 in Chile, Angus moved to London with her family when she was a young child. At just 17, she won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art […]

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Handweaver’s Guild of America Convergence »

On July 17th, 2014 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Join us this week at the Handweaver’s Guild of America Convergence at the Rhode Island Convention Centre, Providence.Visit the Selvedge booth 524 in the vendor hall to stock up on back issues and subscribe to the magazine so you don’t miss another issue!While you’re here you can also take a tour or class, visit the […]

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Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs »

On July 16th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

Matisse on a Sunday afternoon is  the ideal urban outing. Pure colour composed of swatches of painted paper  – with the chalky surface you can only achieve with gouache. This paint absorbs the light giving a super flat surface but surprisingly the collages are not flat – the paper overlaps in what appears to be a crude […]

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The Royal Spectacle »

On July 15th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops.

Wonderful weather always helps but I think a trip to the National Trust’s Waddesdon Manor would be a treat even under grey skies. This country retreat, built in the style of a Loire château, has rooms filled with delicately painted Sévres porcelain while in the the coach house you’ll find a restored Roman mosaic from Lod, Israel (until […]

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