Posted in June 2010

Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ »

On June 30th, 2010 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Jane Austen described Emma as ‘A heroine whom no-one but myself will much like’ but we loved her despite her foibles. Selvedge contributor Sarah Jane Downing explains that in Emma’s era it was considered poor taste to discuss clothes, so in the novel it’s left to the disagreeable Mrs. Elton who snobbishly observes that Emma’s […]

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This weekend, if we could we would… »

On June 18th, 2010 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Head to the Hand Sale at 20th Century Theatre in Westbourne Grove to find beautiful textiles, collectibles, accessories and items for our home and wardrobe. Some of our favourite designers and makers will be there including Devotion, Joss Graham, Kirsten Hecktermann and Isabelle Fraysse. Today until 8pm and Saturday 10am-6pm, 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne […]

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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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Summer shade »

On June 14th, 2010 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Selvedge,Crafts.

While there is nothing like sunshine for lifting your mood it also has a nasty habit of highlighting every dust mote and smear on every surface. The sun streaming through my kitchen window made me realise I had two choices… a spring clean or a sewing project! Needless to say the sewing won but by […]

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1st Class Letters… »

On June 7th, 2010 Michelle Zimmer wrote on the subject of Shops.

A round up of top typography

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