Category: Historical textiles

Dressing During Austerity »

On March 9th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

It is easy to forget that rationing did not just mean less food, it also meant fewer clothes. The Imperial War Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Fashion on the Ration’ reminds us that not too long ago, customers shopping for clothes were encouraged to use ‘the coupon advisory service’ in Selfridges department store. The exhibition takes us […]

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Christmas Ribbons – A Trip To V V Rouleaux »

On July 24th, 2014 Catherine Harris wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Crafts,Historical textiles,Selvedge,Shops.

Believe it or not we are already thinking of Christmas and on Friday we visited V V Rouleaux on Marylebone Lane to buy some ribbons for our seasonal gift subscriptions. In search of something decorative and a bit glitzy, we were looking for something that enhanced the colours and patterns of the front cover of […]

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Textile Talent »

On September 27th, 2011 Harriet Hobday wrote on the subject of Historical textiles,Selvedge.

Introducing an antique and vintage textiles event; with textiles from West Country dealers and items crafted from antique fabrics. From West Country antique lace to traditional quilts the stalls display items from all around the country; including paisley shawls, named after Paisley; a town near Glasgow that was one of the places they were originally […]

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Treasure Trove »

On February 23rd, 2011 Sarah Hunsperger wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

The Textile Society’s annual Antique Textile Fair in Manchester is an event not to be missed. Held at the Armitage Centre, 6 March 2011, 10am-4.30pm, you’ll find an array of beautiful textiles, from ethnic fabrics and haberdashery to costume dealers and vintage clothing. While you’re there why not visit the Selvedge stall, renew your subscription […]

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Back to collage… »

On September 22nd, 2010 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Historical textiles,Selvedge.

New to Selvedge this month are a lovely range of Japanese washi paper masking tapes, with a variety of colours and patterns they’re perfect for wrapping, decorating sketchbooks and collages. Available from

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