Category: Selvedge

Selvedge talks to Old Fashioned Susie »

On June 26th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

We caught up with one of our favourite fellow bloggers Susie Earlam of the blog Old Fashioned Susie. What makes you ‘Old Fashioned’? Old Fashioned covers so many things for me, primarily it is to do with the fact I chose to stay at home when I had children. Along with the fact I love old […]

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International Triennial of Tapestry »

On June 25th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest Blog post by Christina Hesford On Piotrkowska Street, Łodz, the Central Museum of Textiles, a renovated mill in the industrial heart of Poland, plays host every three years to the International Triennial of Tapestry. Conceived in 1972, this exhibition of textile art is considered, according to Museum Director, Norbert Zawisza, the ‘oldest, biggest and most […]

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Author Interview »

On June 24th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

David J. Gerber’s father Joseph Gerber was not only a holocaust survivor but a pioneer of engineering and technical developments which revolutionised the American textiles industry of the 20th Century. David’s new book The Inventor’s Dilemma tells his father’s remarkable story. Your father has been called “the ‘Thomas Edison’ of manufacturing.” His innovations range across dozens of industries, from cars to […]

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Weaving into the Future »

On June 23rd, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest Blog post by Sonia Ashmore. Jamdani is an endangered species of textile. Designated an ‘intangible cultural heritage’ by UNESCO, historically, jamdani was one of the finest, most expensive fabrics produced in the Indian subcontinent, woven from fine cotton with a supplementary weft design brocaded in by hand. Although still produced in Bangladesh and in […]

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PETITION: MUSÉE DES TEXTILES, LYON »

On June 22nd, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

It was the French King François I (1494 –1547) who, in 1536, gave permission to two Piedmontese weavers to set up their looms and establish silk weaving in Lyon. He wanted a domestic supply of the luxury cloth for the French nobility and clergy, and to reduce his trade deficit from imported silk goods from […]

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