Category: Selvedge

The Shop Floor Project »

On July 7th, 2015 Lucy Finley wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

In the centre of picturesque Ulverston, you will find The Shop Floor Project. Originally a purely virtual space, it has putdown its roots in the Old Warehouse located in the centre of the town. The building was originally built in 1832 as a warehouse to store goods brought in on the town’s famous ship canal, including […]

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Wimbledon »

On July 4th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

The world’s longest running tennis tournament, Wimbledon is now fully underway. Since the championship began in 1877, tennis wear has had a number of different incarnations. Tennis players’ outfits today, particularly women’s made from lycra and obscure techno fabrics, are a far cry from the floor length dresses and presumably extremely constraining corsets and underwear worn during the […]

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Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern »

On July 3rd, 2015 Phoebe Foster wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

The Sonia Delaunay EY exhibition at Tate Modern is structured chromatically and walking through each room a strong sense of her life both in and out of the studio colours the experience. The layout of the exhibition allows visitors to build a relationship with the work that keeps Delaunay at the centre. Throughout the show Sonia’s commitment to […]

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Margaret Howell for Barbara Hepworth »

On July 2nd, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

Barbara Hepworth hardly needs an introduction, her sculptures are arguably a part of our collective visual language – some of them being go to examples of the mid century modern aesthetic. Her personal style and wardrobe have similarly taken on an almost iconic status. Tate Britain’s retrospective of Hepworth’s work examines not just her sculptures – ranging from the […]

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

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

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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