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On the seventh day of Christmas

Friday, December 31st, 2010 , No Comments

Hazel Stark’s seven swans a-swimming. We are so glad that this cob made it through the lime waters and into our Christmas window. Created by Hazel Stark of Craft Central, the swan has the same Scandinavian edge found in much of Hazel’s work. Her geometric patterned purses, cushions and totes can be found at the [...]

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On the sixth day of Christmas

Thursday, December 30th, 2010 , No Comments

Ella Robinson’s six geese a laying (without a feather in sight). Combining multicoloured yarn and an assortment of beads, our seasonal countdown gives a nod to the circus in this wooden panel contributed by talented RCA graduate Ella Robinson.

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On the fifth day of Christmas

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 , No Comments

Katie Vale [of Anthropologie] and her five golden rings. Katie took a breather from dressing the beautiful windows of Anthropologie, London and sewed this jolly scene for Selvedge – not too dissimilar from the Archway Road we think? or email

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On the fourth day of Christmas

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 , No Comments

Abigail Brown’s four calling birds. What else from Abigail but a charming flock of four feathered friends – hand-stitched in vintage fabrics they offer plenty of seasonal cheer.

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On the third day of Christmas

Monday, December 27th, 2010 , No Comments

Rapture and Wright’s three French hens. Rapture and Wright, winners of the ‘Homes & Gardens Fabric award 2009′, hand printed these floral hens. They are now pecking about in our Christmas window… hopefully they’ll lay some golden eggs for prosperity and good tidings in 2011.

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On the second day of Christmas

Sunday, December 26th, 2010 , No Comments

A pair of Paddy Killer turtle doves. This romantic duo look perfectly at home embroidered amongst the holly, the ivy and the mistletoe in Paddy Killer’s illustrative Christmas scene.

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On the first day of Christmas

Saturday, December 25th, 2010 , No Comments

Selvedge sent to me, a Starch Green partridge in a pear tree. From their humble West London studio Starch Green (Jonathan Mercer and Kate Fishenden) designed a poster for our Christmas fair that was so full of merriment we knew a version of it had to adorn the Christmas window too. They have since printed a [...]

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Twelve days of Christmas

Saturday, December 25th, 2010 , No Comments

This year Selvedge invited twelve of our favourite textile makers to contribute a piece for our window inspired by the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’. Sitting tight and admired at 162 Archway Road, London since the start of December this festive spectacle (in line with tradition) will also be revealed online from Christmas day right through [...]

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Friday, December 24th, 2010 , 4 Comments

Season’s Greetings… A festive highlight in the Selvedge office this year was Rob Ryan’s alternative Christmas card… A delicately paper-cut animation which we hope you’ll enjoy too… Seasons Greetings from Rob Ryan

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12 Days of December… competition winners

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 , No Comments

Congratulations to all the lucky winners from our 12 Days of December competition – 78 in all! Winners have now been emailed. Commiserations if you haven’t won but look out for future competitions on the Selvedge blog and in the magazine. Happy Holidays!

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