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Three splendid events.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 , 1 Comment

Come and meet Selvedge this weekend as we venture across the UK. As well as saying hello you can purchase back issues, take out a subscription and browse our drygoods range. Tea & Make 22 August: 11-5 London SE23 1JN www.teaandmake.co.uk The Festival of Quilts 20-23 August: 10-5.30 (5 on Sun) Birmingham B40 1NT www.twistedthread.com [...]

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All The President’s Textiles

Friday, August 7th, 2009 , 2 Comments

When Ann Dunham, President Obama’s mother, lived in Indonesia with her son, she began gathering batik fabrics that were indigenous to the culture. Her collection of batiks has been on a national tour this summer and will culminate in a two-week display at The Textile Museum, Washington, DC. A Lady Found a Culture in Its [...]

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Fashion with a conscience

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 , No Comments

What better way to ward off consumer guilt then fashion with a conscience. Orla Kiely’s latest venture is a collaborative collection with Brown Thomas in aid of Action Breast Cancer. Driven by a personal desire to raise awareness of one of Britain’s most widespread diseases. The designs pay homage to 60s nostalgia while fusing modern [...]

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