Category: Crafts

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On January 14th, 2015 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

It was dark, cold, mid-week in January (and there was a bus strike) but last night, gathered inside the beautiful Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, everything felt warm and bright. One of Selvedge’s New Year resolutions is to draw the threads of the magazine together and create a more integrated community. So our small gathering to […]

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Take your pick – tapestry in 2015 »

On January 9th, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

It seems Issue 62, which features the work of Fiona Rutherford and visits the historic French town of Aubusson, has captured the current textile mood. Tapestry is clearly a trend for 2015 and highlights for the year include The Great Tapestry of Scotland on show at its latest venue, Stirling Castle until 8 March, 2015. […]

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Make it Monday! Block printed wrapping paper from Angel Hughes »

On December 22nd, 2014 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Crafts,Selvedge.

Printing your own wrapping paper is simplicity itself. Any type of paper will do, butcher’s or florist’s paper is wonderfully cheap, brown paper can be lovely. I have used coloured sugar paper for my print. I have the advantage of endless blocks which we use to print our fabrics, in this case I have used […]

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Make it Monday! »

On December 8th, 2014 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Crafts,Selvedge.

Scented sachets have been used for hundreds of years to fragrance the home, freshen linens, chase away moths and aid sleep or relaxation. This scented strawberry looks and smells good enough to eat. Keep it in your lingerie drawer or hang it in the wardrobe if you can bear to shut it away. If not […]

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Make it Monday! Covered Books from Christina Strutt »

On November 24th, 2014 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Crafts,Selvedge.

There are just five Mondays left before Christmas Day and we plan to make the most of them! Every week we’ll revisit a craft idea from an early edition of Selvedge and give you the chance to rustle up a handmade gift. Christian Strutt, founder of Cabbages and Roses, starts us off with pretty and […]

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