Posted in July 2009

Shino’s recipe »

On July 21st, 2009 Beth wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

Our fourth New Designers winner is Shino Suzuki from University College Falmouth. After studying the traditional customs and costumes of South America and India she has combined her findings, and the vibrancy of colour and patterns of embroidery into these quirky, illustrative characters. Shino is currently living in Falmouth and is planning to move to […]

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A trip to Wightwick Manor »

On July 21st, 2009 Beth wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

Linda Florence’s latest collaboration with Craftspace and the West Midlands Caribbean Parent and Friends Association has resulted in the Time in Print exhibition at Wightwick Manor. Inspired by William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the hand printed wall papers are not to be missed, especially for those with a passion for the Arts and Craft […]

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Being beastly »

On July 17th, 2009 Beth wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

Victoriana, in its vainglorious depiction of bugs and birds, is the basis of this array of surreal interpretations by design duo Timorous Beasties. They provide a contemporary platform for the late 19th century offering striking interior designs that draw on the work of John Ruskin, illustrations from Francois le Vaillant and Thomas Bewick. M Walton-Dunn. […]

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Three’s a charm »

On July 15th, 2009 Beth wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

We’re delighted to tell you about University of Derby graduate Lottie Smith, our third winner from New Designers. Lottie’s knits were inspired by last year’s V&A exhibition Certain Trees. Using an industrial sampling machine Lottie translated her ideas about layered text into these charming candy-coloured fine knits. Later in the year Lottie will be helping out […]

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Selvedge Award II »

On July 10th, 2009 Beth wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Our second award winner is Philippa Leith who graduates from Leeds College of Art and Design. Her designs evoke a gentle era of dance cards, strict decorum and afternoons spent covering screens in layers of decoupage. The point of departure for Philippa’s graduate collection was birdlife but this evolved into a mission to liberate hidden […]

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