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Bold new carpets from Grosvenor Wilton »

On August 29th, 2014 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Artisans,Selvedge.

As soon as I feel a slight autumnal chill in the evening air, the desire to sink my toes into a soft pile carpet is irresistible. Just in time-I have found these beautiful new rugs by Kidderminster-based Grosvenor Wilton, one of the UK’s oldest carpet manufacturers. Grosvenor Wilton began making carpets in 1790 and has […]

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Leaping Lizards »

On August 28th, 2014 Ashleigh Spooner wrote on the subject of Shops.

Another independent business has chosen to make Archway Road its home. Leaping Lizards recently opened near the Selvedge drygoods store, stocking vibrant childrenswear which is handmade in Britain. The designers travel the world in search of ethnic prints to sew into clothing in sizes up to eight years old. The clothes are handmade out of […]

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Textiles Fair in Bath »

On August 21st, 2014 Ashleigh Spooner wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

We’re packing the car with magazines, ribbons and scarves ready for a trip to Bath this weekend, where we will be exhibiting at the Textiles Fair, at the American Museum in Brtain. Join us this Saturday to peruse the Selvedge drygoods, back issues and take up a subscription offer. The Fair will feature a range […]

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The Cornershop »

On August 14th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

In a guest post by urban art blog we discover the East End’s most ambitious immersive art experience… The brainchild of Lucy Sparrow, an artist who specialises in making things out of felt and wool, the Cornershop has been eight months in the making. Successfully funded by Kickstarter, Lucy has re-created a traditional corner […]

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‘Inundation’ »

On August 8th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Laura Ellen Bacon’s latest immense installation, ‘Inundation’, is composed of thousands of willow rods meticulously tied together by hand to make huge basket-like structures which appear to pour from the ceiling and fill the floor of one of the large galleries at Ruthin Craft Centre. The work draws on the recent extreme flooding, both in […]

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