Category: Books

Story time »

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

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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Make a strippy quilt by Cassandra Ellis »

On April 1st, 2015 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Books,Crafts,Selvedge.

Strippy quilts are simple to cut and piece, look delightful and reward the maker with a finished quilt top in a relative jiffy. A strippy quilt is exactly what its name suggests: long strips of cloth sewn together in rows to create a quilt top. Originally popular between 1860 and 1930 in Wales and the […]

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PATTERN BOOKS: INSPIRATION IN PRINT »

On March 26th, 2015 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Books,Selvedge.

A round up of some of our favourite pattern books around… The Fashion Swatch Book, Marnie Fogg, Thames and Hudson, £29.95 Print: Fashion, Interiors, Art, Simon Clarke, Laurence King, £30 Pattern Sourcebook (mini): A Century of Surface Design, Drusilla Cole, Laurence King, £12.95 Print & Pattern: Geometric, Bowie Style, Laurence King, £19.95 The Pattern Base: Over […]

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MADE BRIGHTON »

On November 19th, 2013 Penny Gray wrote on the subject of Books,Exhibitions, shows and workshops.

Want to be beside the seaside? This weekend the design and craft fair ‘Made’ is in Brighton. Enjoy a truly delightful selection of hand made products, jewellery, textiles, furniture, glass and ceramics. Look out for Laura Adburgham’s stunning hand-woven shawls and Llynfi’s 100% British knitwear. MADE BRIGHTON 21-24th November Brighton Dome, Corn exchange.  

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Selvedge book club »

On June 16th, 2010 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Books.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s passion for needlework (Issue 34, p 34-35), we have been browsing our bookshelves contemplating which of her novels to indulge in. This week we will be reading ‘Emma’ as the first text of the new Selvedge book club. We’d love to hear your comments on the text online… Read more: ‘Fashion […]

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