On October 25th, 2016 Jessica Edney wrote on the subject of Selvedge.
“It can be understood as mirror, likeness, face, aspect, image of Otherworlds, and conversely as the doorway or portal into ‘non-ordinary reality’, the realm of the divine, creation and transformation.” Among the Wixàrika people (also known as the Huichol) of Western Mexico, there is a beautiful artistic tradition called nierakate. It involves using yarns of […]View Post »
Join Selvedge and Botanical Inks to explore natural methods of dyeing through foraging and creating your own colour and pattern on cloth. Using the ‘bundle dyeing’ bind and steam technique, Babs Behan will guide you through the process of creating your design. With a length of organic British silk, you’ll choose dried and fresh flowers and […]View Post »
Guest Blog post An exhibition featuring new large scale printed textiles by Caitlin Hinshelwood, new woven textile ‘portraits’ by Jane Landau and previously unseen ceramics by Rose de Borman. The exhibition brings together three artists using craft practices to explore a sense of narrative and the figurative. Jane Landau’s woven portraits are influenced by the promotional woven portraits developed to […]View Post »
There is a kind of annual Christmas paradox known to many of detesting the fact that Christmas, and Christmas planning (read: shopping) is no longer confined to advent but can stretch from the beginning of September to the New Year sales and yet it is still possible to find yourself on 23 December panicking over […]View Post »
The exhibition Fashion Cities Africa focuses on the style choices of individual ‘fashion agents’ from designers and stylists to photographers and bloggers. This is the first UK show dedicated to contemporary African fashion. Museum staff and Africa fashion specialists Hannah Azieb Pool and Helen Jennings visited four cities at the compass points of the African continent […]View Post »