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Bowlers to Bearskins at Patey Hats »

On May 5th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

“Patey Hats traces its roots back to 1695 when the French Huguenot Corne family arrived in London and brought with them the skills of Parisian hat making. Since then, hats have been made for royalty, the Tower of London, and London’s finest hotels, as well as for films and theatre including the successful West End […]

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Patrick Grant at Norton & Sons »

On May 4th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Think of it as the next knitting. Call it a backlash against High Street “fast fashion” designed to be here today and gone tomorrow. Posit it as a parallel to the “Slow Food” movement that turned cooking from scratch into a statement of social activism. Whatever the reason, home sewing is undergoing quite a revival […]

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Alice Archer at The Place »

On May 3rd, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

The young designer Alice Archer has been praised for making embroidery cool. She was ‘discovered’ by Simon Burstein (son of Browns Boutique founder Joan) and her first collection sold through his shop The Place on South Molten Street. The collection featured digitally embroidered floral details and faces from 19th century oil paintings. Think ‘learned’, witty but […]

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London Craft Week »

On May 2nd, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guy Salter, founder of London Craft Week, wants to get his hands on design savvy hipsters – not to shake some sense into them, that simply isn’t his style, but to demonstrate to them the importance of what lies beneath. This is a man on a mission to reinstate an understanding of what “luxury” (a […]

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Yarning »

On May 1st, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

“Craft has a rich history of narrative associated with every day and commonplace acts of making. These stories, like the significance of wool or knitting to our social, political and cultural histories, can be powerfully explored through theatre and we are delighted to collaborate with Trevor Pitt to present them to a wider audience”. – Deirdre […]

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