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New York Textile Month »

On August 24th, 2016 Jessica Edney wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

In the first event of its kind, textiles are taking over New York City next month in an attempt to reclaim long-lost territory in the world of art and design. According to renowned trend-forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, textile heritage is currently at a crossroads. Globally, knowledge of ancient techniques and traditional materials is in decline, and […]

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Selvedge at London Design Festival »

On August 23rd, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

I found an edge I wasn’t expecting when I met the makers behind Forest + Found. A deep understanding of living in their East London community coexists alongside foraging excursions in nearby Epping Forest. They and their wares illustrate a truly fresh duality between urban and rural living. Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge met at […]

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William Eggleston »

On August 22nd, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

We see thousands of different images a day and ourselves snap dozens – with smart phones enabling us to be our own art directors – and yet the unplanned, un-posed and impulsive photo is something we rarely appreciate. Selfies reign supreme. Similarly when we go to a photography exhibition we half expect there to be some grand, […]

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An Enchanted Carpet »

On August 21st, 2016 Jessica Edney wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

“Whoever sitteth on this carpet and willeth in thought to be taken up and set down upon other site will, in the twinkling of an eye, be borne thither, be that place nearhand or distant many a day’s journey and difficult to reach.”  – One Thousand and One Nights The enchanted carpet: capable of whisking […]

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All seeing eye »

On August 20th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest blog post by Nickie Shobeiry Take a stroll through a Turkish bazaar, and you’re sure to see Evil Eye – or ‘Nazar’ – amulets. Created to protect its wearer from ill will caused by jealousy, these deep-blue talismans are hung everywhere from doorways to car mirrors, and can even be found on trees. They are […]

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