Category: Selvedge

Guest Blog Post – Fibre Arts Network »

On August 30th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Karen LeBlanc, owner of Loominations weaving studio and gallery, has been weaving for approximately 40 years. She started weaving as a child on a backstrap loom and then attended the NB Craft School. After giving up weaving for 10 years for educational pursuits, Karen returned to weaving in 2002. Fibre Arts Network – FAN – […]

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Cut from the past »

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

“The 18th century is the high point of art and culture” – Dame Vivienne Westwood. It’s easy to see how influenced Vivienne Westwood is by the fashions and aesthetics of the 18th century. Her frequent referencing of Rococo paintings by French artists such as Watteau and Boucher, as well as her ‘revolutionary’ narrative and spirit […]

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mechants enfants »

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

Originally an architect Agnès Emery has been specialising in textiles, paints and interior design for twenty years. Although her designs up until this point have been for adults, her latest collection,’Mechants Enfants’ is entirely for children. Using her signature colour palette Emery has created a range of furniture, tiles toys and accessories, nearly all with […]

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Revelations »

On August 28th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

There is a theory that we process more information in one day than an illiterate person in the 18th century would in their entire life. And although we are accustomed to processing what must be thousands of images on a daily basis, we hardly ever have the time to examine where or how a recognisable image […]

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SJo »

On August 27th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

‘I intend to re-introduce value to the consumer, the rural artisan and the craft through the end product, re-establishing the tender relationship between woman and needle’ Handmade by women from four different villages in south eastern Pakistan, with care, quality and sustainability at their core, Sjo’s products are made with the consideration of what ‘handmade’ […]

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