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Fashion Design Competition

Friday, July 29th, 2011 , 1 Comment

An exciting opportunity for UK based fashion designers… The British Council in collaboration with Philippine fashion magazine Look are offering the chance to showcase your collection at the ‘Philippine Look of Style Fashion Awards’. The Philippines has a diverse textile sector from traditional weaving to fashion design. The winner will have their work shown on [...]

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Dinner to dye for

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 , No Comments

Join Katelyn Toth-Fejel from the Permacouture Institute for an evening of natural dyeing, cocktails and dessert using London’s summer botanicals. ‘Guests will learn how to dye with seasonal plants and create a silk scarf as well as experience a colourful and delicious menu crafted from the same ingredients.’ 6.30-10pm, Sunday 31 July, Here Today, Here [...]

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Doodles, dreams, stitchery

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 , No Comments

Naomi Avsec‘s debut exhibition in Japan is “inspired by love, nature, dogs myths, animation, poetry, her vivid dream-life and her love of food (especially marmite)”! A selection of her work in collaboration with Paul Smith, including embroidered footwear, handkerchiefs and ties, will be on display alongside a series of Naomi’s personal work. 23 July-28 August [...]

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Art in Action

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 , No Comments

Selvedge had a lovely time at Art in Action in Oxford last weekend.  We’re sure all of those who visited will have been inspired by all of the demonstrating artists and exciting workshops! Thank you to all who came to visit the Selvedge stand; we hope you enjoyed browsing the back issues and admiring our [...]

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Viktorian

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 , 1 Comment

Viktorian, an exciting exhibition soon to be displayed at The Coningsby Gallery, will showcase three main bodies of Viktor Koen’s work; Dark Peculiar Toys, Warheads and its related illustrated alphabet Warphabet. And don’t miss Bestiary “a visual study of hybrids, is the product of a long fascination with Greek Mythology and archival photography.” 12-24 September [...]

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The Love Boat Party

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 , No Comments

If, like us, you’re a vintage aficionado then setting sail from Festival Pier on The Love Boat is an absolute must! A celebration of all things nautical, kitsch and disco, it promises passengers a retro summer party cruise along the Thames on one of the oldest river boats- The MV Royalty. From a Champagne Brunch [...]

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Art in Action

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 , No Comments

Looking to be inspired? Then take a trip to Art in Action this weekend where you can watch artists & craftsmen demonstrate their skills & discuss their work. There are over 400 demonstrating artists, designer makers, teachers, musicians and performers including Margo Selby, Rosalind Wyatt & Liz Clay. While you’re there, pop along to our [...]

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The Architecture of Ballet

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 , No Comments

Lauren Day, winner of the Selvedge prize for Excellence in Textiles, combined her love of architecture with the elegant movement of ballet in her sophisticated collection shown at New Designers.  Her drawings capture the sweeping, graceful lines of ballet and how these look sharp and architectural when the movement is ‘freeze framed’.  These drawings evolved [...]

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Icons of Puppet Animation

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 , No Comments

Showing tonight at the Barbican is Icons of Puppet Animation. The London International Animation Festival present a selection of mesmerising animated films from the last century, including The Phillips Broadcast of 1983 by George Pal, Pygmalion by Arnold Burovs and The Hand by Jiří Trnka – thought by many to be the greatest puppet film [...]

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Teresa Green open studio!

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 , No Comments

Teresa Green have moved to a lovely custard coloured cobb barn… This Sunday, Teresa will open its doors to the public selling samples, seconds, clothing and her usual range of printed linens and utility wares. We’re also excited about ‘Bel Green’ her shop and cafe which is soon to open on Magdalen road in Exeter. [...]

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