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Lost Certainty

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 , 1 Comment

“There is a sense of separate identity and dialogue, of sideways glances and interior conversations” between the work of Claire Curneen and Alice Kettle in their upcoming exhibition at the CAA. Both artists’ work is figurative in theme; Alice’s pieces adorn the walls, her tiny stitches on a large scale form beautiful swathes of colour, whilst Claire’s work [...]

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Losing the Thread

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 , No Comments

Lose yourself with Louise Gardiner as she showcases her wonderful embroidery in her ‘Losing the Thread’ exhibition. ‘These colourful and exciting explosions of thread, paint, leather and ink will challenge anyones traditional perceptions of embroidery’. The exhibition begins May 7 and is the first to help start a new creative initiative at the Quarry Bank [...]

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Easter treats

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 , 1 Comment

Treat yourself to something scrumptious this Easter and receive a 15% discount on your Selvedge drygoods order.  Please enter the promotional code: Eastertreats11. Shop online here *Offer ends midnight Monday 25 April 2011. Discount excludes P&P costs.

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A colourful Asia

Friday, April 15th, 2011 , No Comments

This April the UK’s leading Pan-Asian organisation Asia House is giving you the opportunity to explore a vibrant and colourful marketplace in the ‘grand setting of a London 18th century town house’. There you will discover a trove of products created by designers and craftsmen from countries and regions of Asia. The fair opens its [...]

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Yohji Yamamoto

Friday, April 15th, 2011 , 1 Comment

From 12 March till the 10 July the V&A brings you one of the most influential fashion designers of the last forty years. Yohji Yamamoto will be exhibiting his bespoke garments in his first ever solo show. Tickets are £7 and concessions are available. Yojhi Yamamoto’s designs will also materialise across London with a wonderful [...]

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Easter treats

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 , 3 Comments

‘Inspired by the heirloom craft of sewing’ these delicate sugar buttons are lovingly hand crafted in Carlifornia.  If you’re tying the knot this summer, Andie’s elegant white and champagne buttons are the perfect touch to a textile lover’s cake. And candy coloured treats are sure to impress the Easter bunny… Visit Andie’s Specialty Sweets for [...]

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Plier/ déplier

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 , No Comments

The Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles presents the Fold/unfold (plier/déplier) exhibition. The MCCT have selected a number of well-established designers including UK artists Philippa Brock, Sarah Kelly, Tine De Ruysser and Elisabeth Lecourt.The artists will showcase their visions of the theme fold/unfold in works that are “surprising, moving and created with a great depth of savoir-faire” The exhibition [...]

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Paper doll

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 , 1 Comment

Contemporary folk artist Julie Arkell’s unmistakable and much loved creatures are currently visiting the Selvedge shop. ‘Not out of the forest yet’ is lurking in a thicket of papier mâché trees, ‘Best homemade clothes’ wears her floral dress and medal with pride, whilst ‘Going the long way home’ wanders down the knitted ‘Path to Nowhere’. [...]

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Monday, April 11th, 2011 , 6 Comments

Harriet Wall, Jeanette Cross, Teresa King, A Anjo, Kim Winter, Heidi Sidwell, S Hill, Vikki Measures, Hilary Leckridge, Anne Scallon, V Histon, Alison Banerjee, Susan Deeper Gittler, Annika, Jane Huett, Sue Simpson, Lydia Bates, Jackie O’Neill, Julie Cruice, Nancy Partridge, Mye Thompson, Susan Waine, S Sassoon, G Ferrari, B Goode, Diane Budd, Biba Dow, L [...]

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Win Fair and Square…

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 , 5 Comments

Even if you didn’t make it to our Spring Fair you  still have time to enter our ‘Fair Competition’ to win items from our lovely exhibitors… Scroll back through our previous blogs to enter each competition. Winners will be announced tomorrow. Good Luck!

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