Category: Selvedge

Natural Dyeing »

On February 14th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest blog post from Lancaster & Cornish. Natural dyeing in Cornwall with foraged and gathered plant-stuff is challenging in the winter months and no more so than this winter, with its never ending cycle of wet, wet, wet! In February, Sian Cornish of Lancaster & Cornish likes to gather fallen Camellia flowers, dodging the showers, […]

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Christmas Winners »

On February 13th, 2016 Emma Neen wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

It seems like an age has past since Christmas, but we are still receiving thank yous from everyone who was lucky enough to win one of our Christmas Competitions. And we thought it was high time we did the same. From a bundle of beautiful Persephone Books to Merchant & Mills‘ Notions box, there was something for everyone. In fact there were […]

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Isabel Berglund »

On February 12th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Isabel Berglund works with traditional materials and knitting techniques. She studied at Central St Martins. “I was interested in hand knitting but couldn’t find anyone on the staff to teach me – eventually one of the cleaners showed me,” she says. Berglund never looked back. After working in the fashion industry selling knitwear samples to […]

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Something Special this Mother’s Day »

On February 11th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

The Provençal Costume and Jewellery Museum is an unexpected treat when visiting the French town of Grasse. Most visitors arrive to see the local perfumery and museum named in honour of the 18th century Rococo artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard, whose father was a master glove maker and perfumer. Jean-Honoré’s love of flowers is evident in the […]

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Polly Leonard’s trip to Stockholm »

On February 10th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

What a thrill to receive the latest Gudrun Sjödén catalogue though the letter box, not only because it features her new collection photographed in Venice and Murano where we travel to in our March issue –  the colours and faded charm of the city complement each other beautifully – but also because my daughter and I […]

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