Category: Crafts

Crafting with Plastic »

On January 14th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Crafts.

Guest Blog post by Konstantina Pyrnokoki. Imagine a world where every little thing we use has a significant value, not to be irrationally expended, but reutilised, instead, so that it keeps on giving on many different levels, serving a distinct purpose every time. That almost utopic notion can actually be applied first and foremost to seemingly […]

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Julie Arkell at The Selvedge Artisan Fair »

On March 22nd, 2016 Penny Gray wrote on the subject of Selvedge,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge Fairs,Crafts,Artists and Designers,Artisans.

Folk artist Julie Arkell has created a world of whimsical beings for us to enjoy. Inspired by her daydreams each quirky creature she makes takes at least two weeks as there are many drying stages in between the layering of papier mâché. Interestingly the inside of her playful sculptures is made entirely from pages of The Guardian newspaper, whilst the […]

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Currency & Cartography at the London Design Festival »

On September 20th, 2015 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Crafts,Artists and Designers,Artisans.

‘Justine Smith has always been fascinated with the power that money holds in both physical and ethereal forms. She started to work with bank notes in 1998 which soon developed into her first money map, ‘Money Map of the World” which in turn turned into a series of further Maps, some zooming in on specific regions such as […]

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Selvedge covers the London Design Festival 2015 »

On September 16th, 2015 Tamara Prenn wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Crafts,Artists and Designers.

With the launch date of the London Design Festival drawing closer and closer, Selvedge is looking to cover a variety of events the festival is staging, ranging from fashion and art, to interior and textile design. The festival, which has been taking place since 2003, hosts over 400 events and exhibitions, focusing not just on […]

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Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700 Opulence and Fantasy »

On July 1st, 2015 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Crafts,Artists and Designers,Artisans,Fashion.

Over the course of the 14th and 17th centuries the Indian Deccan had a series of highly cultured Muslim courts and was, at its peak, home to Indian and Persian artists, European textile and gem trade as well as African high society. Hence there is an enormous wealth of paintings and textiles among many other […]

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