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On August 29th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Originally an architect Agnès Emery has been specialising in textiles, paints and interior design for twenty years. Although her designs up until this point have been for adults, her latest collection,’Mechants Enfants’ is entirely for children. Using her signature colour palette Emery has created a range of furniture, tiles toys and accessories, nearly all with […]

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Revelations »

On August 28th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

There is a theory that we process more information in one day than an illiterate person in the 18th century would in their entire life. And although we are accustomed to processing what must be thousands of images on a daily basis, we hardly ever have the time to examine where or how a recognisable image […]

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SJo »

On August 27th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

‘I intend to re-introduce value to the consumer, the rural artisan and the craft through the end product, re-establishing the tender relationship between woman and needle’ Handmade by women from four different villages in south eastern Pakistan, with care, quality and sustainability at their core, Sjo’s products are made with the consideration of what ‘handmade’ […]

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Guest Blog – Traces of Life »

On August 26th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Pian Bates is a contemporary textile artist from Sweden. Beside her own, embroidery based work she teaches and writes books about embroidery. She is a member of Textil 13 and is currently exhibiting in Traces of Life at Dalarnas Museum in Sweden. Textil 13 is a group of artists living in Sweden. All of the […]

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W.I Centennial Fair »

On August 25th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Above: ‘The Country Wife’ designed by Constance Howard in 1951 depicts some of the activities carried out by WI members. You may have seen it in the  Brittania issue of Selvedge. Originally launched in Canada as a branch of the Farmer’s Institute, the now infamous Women’s Institute, or WI, came to Britain in 1915 in an effort to […]

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