Category: Selvedge

WOOL WEEK 2015 »

On October 6th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

The Campaign for Wool was launched in 2010 to educate consumers about the benefits of wool and promote wool-rich products to a national audience to help support and grow the wool industry. Run by a coalition of industry groups convened by HRH The Prince of Wales, the campaign works to engage consumers through exciting fashion, […]

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Suzan Drummen »

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

With the Fabric of India exhibition opening at the V&A tomorrow, pattern and colour are on our minds. The Netherlands based artist, Suzan Drummen creates bright, meticulously made bead installations – reminiscent of a mirrored Indian pattern or oriental rug. . Like kitsch versions of Tibetan buddhists’ sand mandalas, Drummen’s installations are clearly as much […]

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Chikankari »

On October 1st, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

FABRIC SWATCH Extract from the current issue of Selvedge. By Sarah Jane Downing The origins of chikankari are as elusive as the shadowy designs that gently wend their way across this fine muslin. The embroidery is thought to be derived from the Persian ‘chikeen’ meaning ‘coin’ or ‘delicately embroidered fabric’: the name ‘chikankari’ means ‘fine […]

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The Fabric of India »

On September 30th, 2015 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Historical textiles,Selvedge.

The Fabric of India exhibition opens at the V&A this weekend and our editor Polly Leonard was lucky enough to see a preview of it this afternoon. She was blown away by its scale and depth. Who knew that there was more to know about chintz? Not a thread has been left unexamined. A must see… In […]

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Ancient Artisans, East Africa and Eco-Fashion »

On September 29th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest Blog Post – The Sancho’s Dress Story Inspired by the ancient, artisanal weaving history of East Africa, and motivated by the strong will to show another side of Ethiopia, Kalkidan Legesse embarked on a journey of a lifetime. She founded Sancho’s Dress, an award-winning social enterprise. To start up a weaving workshop, Sancho’s Dress […]

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