12th April 2013
With such high levels of skill and technique on display at The British Craft Trade Fair, judging for the award of Textile Excellence was not an easy task. However, after careful consideration, we were delighted to announce the winner as Leto & Ariadne.
Drawing inspiration from such varied sources as Brideshead Revisited to patisserie, Nick Ozanne uses subtle colours to create his elegantly finished silk scarves. To be found on his website at www.letoariadne.com.
25th February 2013
If you have a dress making dilemma or a problem with a pattern then join us tomorrow at the Selvedge pop up shop at Anthropologie for a sewing clinic hosted by Carolyn Denham of Merchant & Mills. Carolyn will be signing copies of her new book, featuring fifteen lovely items to make, and demonstrating forgotten sewing secrets such a show to make a ‘tailor’s ham’. Drop in to The Gallery at Anthropologie, 139 King’s Road, London, SW3 4PW, Tuesday 26 February, 5.30-7pm.
21st February 2013
Supporting UK craft and design from their Clerkenwell base for over 30 years, Craft Central is celebrating the launch of new galleries this February with their inaugural exhibition Head to Toe. The show will explore the craft process and skill behind the drama, impact and, often, fun of hats and shoes. Featured designers include Stephen Jones, Noel Stewart, House of Flora, Marloes ten Bhömer, Hetty Rose and London College of Fashion Cordwainers. Until 28 Feb 2013, 11-6, Mon-Sat, Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, EC1M 4DS
6th November 2012
Fairies, elves and nameless creatures – all sweet as a candy cane – will be present and correct at the Selvedge Winter Fair. Samantha Bryan’s Fairies, Holy Smoke’s dogs or a mouse by Mirjamidesign.com would make wonderful gifts. And if you’ve always wanted to own one of Julie Arkell’s Folk Art sculptures this is your chance – Julie doesn’t have a website but you can meet her in Chelsea on the 10th November. Remember you can buy your tickets in advance!
30th October 2012
We admire initiative almost as much as we admire well-designed textiles and Becky Broome has both in abundance. Shortly after graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) in Embroidery, Becky’s desire to design homewares and gifts led her to establish Becky Broome Ltd. It’s a small company run by Kristian and Becky, a soon to be husband and wife team. You can meet Becky on November 10th at the Selvedge Winter Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, SW3 5EE