Category: Books

Blue Alchemy »

On March 18th, 2016 Ronja Brown wrote on the subject of Selvedge,Books,Historical textiles,Artists and Designers,Artisans.

Indigo is a textile dye, extracted from species of the Indigofera plant which contains a chemical compound called indican. When processed in certain ways, the green leaves of the plant produce a striking blue colour. Indigo can be a temperamental dye, and special knowledge is required to produce it. Used since antiquity, for a long time […]

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Beneath the Grey »

On September 12th, 2015 Tamara Prenn wrote on the subject of Books,Historical textiles.

The endpapers from Cheerful Weather for a Wedding by Julia Strachey Persephone Books, a Bloomsbury based small press that specialises in re-printing forgotten classics of the late 19th and 20th century, are famous for their uniform pale grey book jackets that disguise anything from a domestic drama under the microscope to a first-hand experience of the First World War. While […]

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Which way you ought to go depends on where you want to get to… »

On August 21st, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge,Books,Exhibitions, shows and workshops.

You’re, you’re late… for a very important… anniversary? In case you were unaware 2015 marks 150 years since the publication of one of Britain’s best-known and most-loved children’s books, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Immensely popular it’s not surprising that ‘Wonderland’ events are popping up everywhere. Trying to list all that’s occurring under the […]

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On August 13th, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge,Books,Fashion.

As a subject Diana Vreeland should be exhausted – books, biographies, articles and documentaries abound in testament to her idiosyncratic approach to fashion, her novel ideas in publishing and her innovations in the art world. And yet the latest addition to the Vreeland genre looks just as inspiring and entertaining as those that precede it. […]

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Story time »

On May 12th, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge,Books,Artists and Designers,Fashion.

Many of us rediscover picture books when we have children of our own and some of us are reluctant to ever let them go again. The wonderful Oliver Jeffers and Lauren Child are the backdrop to recent childhoods but with authors such as Shaun Tan to explore we shouldn’t be too quick to turn away […]

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