Category: Selvedge

Watts going on »

On September 18th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

For a firm that is 140 years old Watts of Westminster certainly have plenty of energy. This month you can find them at Decorex, the Fashion & Textile Museum, Focus 14 and participating in a study day at the V&A Museum. The long history of Watts is impossible to cover in a blog so seek […]

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A bouquet of blue »

On September 12th, 2014 Penny Gray wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Selvedge was delighted recently to receive an invite to the launch of a new perfume – Bleu de Chine – by Angela Flanders; a fragrance inspired by her friend Noel Chapman’s collection of Chinese indigo fabrics. Situated just off Spitalfields market Angela Flanders’s perfume shop is nestled down Artillery Passage, a delightfully quaint and cobbled […]

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‘Invisible Permanent Clothing Made in England’ »

On September 11th, 2014 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Selvedge,Shops.

This intriguing sign stopped me in my tracks on Warren Street. Shielded from the street by a curtain of bamboo, the serene store come gallery is originally merchandised on a series of staircases and landings. When I asked Carin Mansfield the proprietor of this tiny store about her signage, her sense of humour assured me […]

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Kimono on show »

On September 9th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

That textile perennial the kimono is blooming again this autumn with two exhibitions devoted to these beautiful garments. Kimono: A Modern History at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will examine the kimono as a “tableau on which to inscribe and describe the effects of modernization on Japan and explore “its capacity to […]

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Astier de Villatte »

On September 5th, 2014 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

Next time you walk down the rue Saint Honoré in Paris don’t stride past Astier de Villatte. The exterior may lack attention grabbing signage but it’s all the better for it. Take a moment to appreciate its subtle beauty – to step inside is to turn back in time. If a trip to France isn’t […]

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