Category: Selvedge

RIBBONS AND RAINBOWS »

On March 24th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

One of the most historic buildings in Sydney has just been taken over by what’s being described as “a hurricane of colour”. LA-based artist Megan Geckler is the artist responsible for this six-storey installation, made to envelope passers by in the city’s Customs House creating a playful sense of spectacle and disorientation. The suspended artwork […]

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A MOTHER’S EMBROIDERY »

On March 23rd, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

We can’t help but be inspired by mothers everywhere, everyday. As Mother’s Day falls on this coming Sunday in the UK and several other countries, we thought we’d highlight one textile studio that truly treasures the maternal bond. Tamay & Me is a design studio based between Bristol and Vietnam that strives to celebrate motherly […]

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WARMING CHALKWOVENS »

On March 23rd, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Out of the many exhibitors taking part in the Selvedge Fair this weekend, we’ve gone through the roster full of outstanding artisans, and chosen one design studio that might give our readers a sense of what wonderful craftsmanship to expect in Bath’s Assembly Rooms this Saturday. Chalk Wovens is the textile company founded by Kerry […]

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THE FAIR IS HERE »

On March 22nd, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

This weekend the Selvedge Fair will arrive at Bath, bringing with it an abundance of beautiful craft and artisanal textiles. With 50 of the UK’s finest merchants and makers who were carefully selected for the event, our exhibitors will sell a range of rare vintage fabrics, covetable haberdashery and skillfully handmade textile treasures. Our pick […]

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FINISHING FABRICS »

On March 18th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

In the third and final guest blog post exploring the various stages of making at Laura’s Loom, owner and maker Laura Rosenweig writes about carding and spinning fibres with Michael Lightowlers… Located on the aptly named Huddersfield Road, Schofields processes mile upon mile of woven cloth every day of the year. Fabric is put on the purling machine where […]

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