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Textile Talent

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 , No Comments

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

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 , No Comments

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…

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 , 2 Comments

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 www.selvedge-drygoods.org

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California Quilting

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 , 3 Comments

Quilts do know the way to San Jose.   From October 4 through 25, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles host 30 historical quilts from the Joyce Gross collection.  Considered the earlier quilt scholar, Gross, the founder of Quilter’s Journal, amassed her collection of quilts over 35 years.  This exhibition highlights Gross’s appliqué quilts, [...]

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A trip to Wightwick Manor

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 , No Comments

Linda Florence’s latest collaboration with Craftspace and the West Midlands Caribbean Parent and Friends Association has resulted in the Time in Print exhibition at Wightwick Manor. Inspired by William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the hand printed wall papers are not to be missed, especially for those with a passion for the Arts and Craft [...]

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