Category: Selvedge

Missoni Art Colour »

On May 30th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

“When Michelle Obama wore a Missoni knit dress to the Milan Expo last summer, the photo went round the world because it was the first time the President’s wife had worn something from the company,” Celia Joicey, Director of London’s Fashion and Textile Museum tells me. The Fashion and Textile Museum is staging the first […]

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Woodblock printing in Italy »

On May 29th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest Blog post from Alberto Mantovani The practice of adding adornment to table linens and soft furnishings using woodblock printing is one that has been used in Romagna for many years. The precise origins of this craft are unknown but it was once associated with peasants. The true spirit of block printed textiles still thrives in […]

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A field of crocheted poppies »

On May 28th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Polly Leonard went to see this year’s Chelsea Flower show and found 300,000 individually crocheted poppies adorning the showground to the Royal Hospital. In a spirit similar to the Tower of London display last year, the Australian landscape designer Philip Johnson has covered nearly 2,000sq m (21,000sq ft) with hand crocheted poppies. Three years in the making, the poppies have […]

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Prison embroidery by Suffragettes, 1905 – 1914 »

On May 27th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest blog post by Denise Jones. Antony Smith, curator at The Priest House Museum, West Hoathly, Sussex and journalist, Barbara Miller have researched the embroidered suffragette names on a handkerchief found in a pile to be burnt after a jumble sale in the 1970s. All the signatures were from suffragette prisoners in Holloway in 1912, […]

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The Social Kitchen »

On May 26th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest Blog post from Dani Tucker. Shally Tucker was first and foremost an extraordinary mother, daughter and sister but she was also blessed with an incredibly generous and creative spirit. She grabbed life with both hands, and used the same hands to find anything ordinary and make it beautiful. Shally revelled in any type of […]

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