Category: Historical textiles

Woman in Gold »

On April 21st, 2015 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Historical textiles,Selvedge.

I enjoyed the film Woman in Gold last night. It is a fascinating narrative told by strong characters, similar to Philomena, with an older actress Helen Mirren who plays Jewish American immigrant Maria Altmann and a younger supporting actor, Ryan Raynolds as her lawyer, Randol Schoenberg. The story unravels around the provenance of a portrait […]

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The Saturday Super Salon »

On April 18th, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Fashion,Historical textiles.

As we mentioned in our Pattern issue, Salons are set to be this year’s most fashionable type of party and no one channels the spirit of those elegant 18th century gatherings better than the exceedingly dapper Mr David Carter. With the help of respected writer, interviewer and Selvedge contributer, Liz Hoggard, he has created The […]

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Globe-Trotter Archives »

On March 30th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Historical textiles,Selvedge,Shops.

Established in 1897, the Globe-Trotter brand was founded by David Nelken in Saxony Germany, it later moved in 1932 to the UK, where the business has since remained. The Globe trotter suitcases themselves have, however, spread far and wide. Captain Robert Falcon Scott took his on the infamous Antarctic expedition in 1912, Sir Winston Churchill used one whilst […]

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Hatched, Matched, Dispatched – and Patched! »

On March 20th, 2015 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

There was a great deal of excitement in the selvedge office last week as Clare’s sister in-law gave birth to her first baby, a girl Ella.  The need to mark this occasion has been overwhelming and her stash of hand crafted gifts is already substantial. Evidence of the way people commemorate family milestones can be […]

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Shifting patterns: Pacific barkcloth clothing »

On March 10th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Fashion,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

Pacific Islanders have been making and working with barkcloth for millennia (it was probably brought to the islands of the Pacific over 5000 years ago). Primarily made by women using inherited clan designs, barkcloth still plays an important role in social cohesion, historical narrative and artistic practice. The material is made from soaking and beating […]

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