Category: Selvedge

Su Blackwell »

On June 1st, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

“I often work within the realm of fairy-tales and folk-lore. I began making a series of book-sculpture, cutting-out images from old books to create three-dimensional diorama’s, and displaying them inside wooden boxes.” London based artist Su Blackwell is currently showing at Ginza’s Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo. Su originally trained in textiles and began making […]

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A Labour of Love »

On May 28th, 2015 Sally Adkin wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

With summer finally making an appearance here in London, we remember with fond nostalgia the endless hazy days school holidays brought us as children. The quintessential summer break conjures up images of languid hours spent outside building tree houses, constructing daisy chains and partaking in the serious art of friendship bracelet-making. As a child, the humble friendship bracelet was incredibly […]

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Home and Colonial »

On May 28th, 2015 Sally Adkin wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Just 45 minutes outside of central London, in the historic market town of Berkhamsted, Home and Colonial is a spectacular showroom of antiques set over five differently themed floors – including furniture, textiles, vintage clothing, jewellery and books. ‘Considered to be one of the UK’s most attractive and innovative antiques and interiors shops’, Home and Colonial houses antiques from […]

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Simple Cities »

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

Weaver-artist Christabel Balfour is currently showing a collection of her woven work at The Showcase, Craft Central. Simple Cities – the name being a play on ‘simplicity,’ is an investigation into London, the nature of repetitive work and the discrepancies between a craft so old and known and an unproven, detached and urban environment. This […]

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White Textiles of the World »

On May 25th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Fashion,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

Hiroko Iwatate has been collecting textiles for over forty years, amassing a collection of over 7,700 pieces from Asia and Africa. This remarkable collection – Iwatate is not only an enthusiast but a designer and inevitably some what of a textiles expert – is both the reason and contents of Hiroko Iwatate’s eponymous Iwatate Museum […]

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