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Father’s Day

Friday, May 27th, 2011 , No Comments

Fathers can be tricky to buy for, so we hope to offer a little inspiration on how to say “thank you” this father’s day… Why not treat him to a pair of hand felt slippers from Finland? Or perhaps he needs a new pocket square and tie to go with his favourite jacket? Or if, [...]

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All Aflutter

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 , No Comments

I may have dug out my summer dresses and the sun may be shining, but I don’t leave the house without a cardi until July!  To combat last weekend’s cool breeze, I donned knitwear and a summer scarf alongside my sunglasses and sandals! Horrified to find holes had been nibbled through my knitwear, I have [...]

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Natasha Kerr – Solo Show

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 , No Comments

You may have seen Natasha Kerr’s beautiful photographic quilts at the V&A Quilt exhibition last year. Don’t worry if you missed it; she will be having a solo show in legendary barbers shop, We Are Cuts in Soho until the end of June this year. Having always been inspired by family albums and ancestry; Kerr’s [...]

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Festival of Britain 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011 , No Comments

As we are sure you know by now, the Southbank Centre is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain. There is an abundance of things to see and do over the four months. Be sure not to miss ‘Vintage’ by Hemingway Design, set to be “a collector’s dream and a joyous creative feast [...]

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Time for tea…

Friday, May 13th, 2011 , No Comments

If anyone can the Women’s Institute can, recently they’ve been busy knitting tea cosies for the Yorkshire Rainforest Project, with the mission to save an area of rainforest the size of Yorkshire. Every day of May, a tea cosy will be auctioned off on ebay (click here to bid). Follow Yorkshire Tea on Facebook to [...]

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Win a stay in Norfolk…

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 , No Comments

With our latest issue, you could win two-night stay for two at the Manor Coach House, a luxury self catering cottage in Cley, built in 1825. With this as your base you can set out to uncover the rich textile history of the area (see issue 40, pgs 60 – 65) and return each evening [...]

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Sale Spectacular!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 , No Comments

Selvedge is offering an exciting 50% off a selected range of luxury drygoods* to make room for new stock!  Sophie Digard scarves are half price at £100 and necklaces start from £42.50. Luisa Cevese bags are perfect for a weekend getaway from only £15… Please enter the promotional code ‘SUNSHINE’. Be quick – offer ends [...]

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World Textile Weekend

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 , 3 Comments

As part of Stroud International Textiles, the ‘World Textile Weekend’ spring fair will take place in the village hall of the attractive Cotswold village of Bisely. Myriad textiles, sourced from all corners of the world, will be presented by stall holders that include Barbie Campbell Cole (jackets, scarves and ethnic jewellery) and author of ‘World [...]

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A trip to the Chateau

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 , 2 Comments

I have recently returned from a trip to Chateau Dumas, in south west France. Our wonderful host Lizzie made us feel so welcome. I was delighted to discover the area’s rich textile history including the origins of woad in Toulouse at the Bleus de Pastel de Lectoure shop, the old ‘chapellerie’ town of Mairie-Caussade and [...]

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The Decorative Living Fair

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 , No Comments

On 19 May in the beautiful setting of Eridge Park, The Decorative Living Fair will take place once again. As usual textile designer Caroline Zoob and antiques dealer Hetty Purbrick have selected 40 stalls brimming with vintage textiles, haberdashery and other beautiful items for your home – this year one stall will be selling props [...]

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