On January 24th, 2017 Niamh Mccooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.
It seems that cashmere has forever been known as one of the most luxurious materials you can wear, but at what cost? (And we don’t just mean to your wallet.) Nancy Johnston discovered the answer to this question during her travels to Mongolia before launching her sustainable fashion brand, Tengri. The worldwide demand for cashmere has […]View Post »
Guest Blog post by Alison Huguenet Alistair Trung’s latest collection is with us and I for one am always excited by the prospect of perusing his new designs. He is by far and away my favourite affordable designer and the pieces I have bought over the years remain the absolute staples of my wardrobe. Unless you […]View Post »
Give-aways exclusively for Selvedge Readers… visit our competitions page to enter. The Shop Floor Project is offering readers the chance to win three pieces from their most popular collections: the wool and silk Botanical Inlay shawl, 140x140cm, worth £125, a hand-beaten brass Wall Sconce by Malin Appelgren, worth £265 and a print from the 17th Century […]View Post »
Most modern embroiderers are familiar with the technique known as ‘couching’ where the embroiderer will lay a thread on a base material and secure it in place from the reverse with a series of small stitches. Many, however, don’t know about its close relative ‘Underside couching’ where the smaller stitch returns through the same hole […]View Post »
Over 3 weeks learn how to make your very own papier-mâché figure with Julie Arkell. Starting with creating the shape, Julie will continue to teach you how to add the old paperback book layer, as well as painting and dressing your figure. Small scale garments will be sewn and knitted to fit each figure and […]View Post »