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GOING, GOING, GONE: TEXTILES AS ART »

On February 19th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Paul Reeves, one of London’s best-known antique collectors and dealers, has put his collection of textiles up for auction. This February 23rd almost 200 of his pieces will be put under the hammer at Lyon and Turnbull in Edinburgh, including some extraordinary 19th and 20th century finds. From East African printed cottons to English embroidered […]

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5 DAY CREATIVE TEXTILE COURSE: FLAX PROCESSING, SPINNING, WEAVING AND NATURAL DYING »

On February 19th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Join textile artist Susie Gillespie and learn how to process, spin, weave and naturally dye linen. Susie will pick your flax from her orchard in August (2016) so it has time to dry. But don’t worry, she’ll talk you through the process of planting the seeds, rippling and retting the stems so they are ready […]

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ARTISTS MEET THEIR MAKERS »

On February 18th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

What actually happens to a work when artists’ designs are passed on to technicians? A new exhibition put together by the West Dean Tapestry Studio titled “Artists Meet their Makers: new exhibition on the art of woven tapestry” aims to shed some light onto this murky question. Opening at the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham […]

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THINGS I LIKE: MOLLY GODDARD »

On February 16th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

“I just want people to doodle” Molly Goddard says about her current exhibition “Things I Like” on show at NOW Gallery, London. With 400 meters of tulle, Goddard has installed six dresses that float above visitors’ heads in the gallery’s atrium. Constructed with an intricate pulley system, the public is invited to embroider on the […]

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TEXTILES IN TRANSIT »

On February 16th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

This weekend will mark the finale of the London Transport Museum’s three month long project “Weaving Futures”. Since November of last year, the institution has been highlighting the importance of woven textiles to the London transport system with a rich programme of in-studio events curated in partnership with research and design industry experts Philippa Brock […]

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