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Few and Far

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 , 2 Comments

Few and Far are having a Wool and Woad exhibition, as part of London Design Festival. The exhibition celebrates British companies that make beautiful handmade products from British materials. Always celebrating home-grown design at Selvedge; especially referring to issue 40 – The Britannia issue, this is sure to be an exciting exhibition. Few and far, [...]

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Textile Talent

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 , No Comments

Introducing an antique and vintage textiles event; with textiles from West Country dealers and items crafted from antique fabrics. From West Country antique lace to traditional quilts the stalls display items from all around the country; including paisley shawls, named after Paisley; a town near Glasgow that was one of the places they were originally [...]

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Hello Kitty at Liberty!

Monday, September 26th, 2011 , No Comments

Introducing an exciting collaboration between Hello Kitty and Liberty prints; avaliable exclusively from Liberty of London. 5 different prints  inspired by the iconic Hello Kitty character. Of the cute prints, the Karenkubo and Apple-tree are adapted from 1930s floral patterns. The fabrics are 100% cotton, 137 cm wide and cost £21 per metre. There is [...]

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Decorex International 2011

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 , No Comments

This year at London Design Festival, Decorex International, the country’s leading design exhibition, will be working around the theme ‘Cherished Places’. A host of over 250 designers will be ‘exploring the creation of sanctuary and our cherished places’ including well-known brands, small UK based artisans and brand new talent. It will be based in Chelsea [...]

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Yastik

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 , No Comments

Yet another feature of the London Design Festival is the launch of the autumn collection of Yastik by Rifat Özbek. In collaboration with Erdal Karaman, Özbek uses a mix of eclectic, handmade fabrics and patterns to create a meld of Turkish and English style. Each shop sports its own line that echoes its location. The [...]

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Fendi and The Royal College Of Art

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 , 1 Comment

Fendi is enlisting the help of the Royal College Of Art’s prestigious Design Products Department to celebrate the opening of its new store on Sloane Street. The students will create window and in-store displays using innovative Fendi products and discarded materials. The display will be in store until the 25th of September as part of [...]

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avantGarden

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 , 2 Comments

The design team avantGarden are a small group of Danish artists who will be exhibiting their work at London Design Festival under the theme Beautiful Mortality. The team includes Textile designer Tina Ratzer, Ceramic designers Meyer – Lavigne, Ceramic designer Louise Gaardmann and illustrator Lisa Grue. Their display will be from the 22nd to the 25th [...]

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Wishing Marimekko a Happy 60th Birthday

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 , No Comments

Finnish company Marimekko has always been favourite for anyone with a love of bold patterns and simple designs. So of course we’re delighted to join Heal’s in celebrating 60 years of this fantastic branch of Scandinavian design since it was first introduced in 1951. Heal’s will be doing this with a pop-up Marimekko shop at [...]

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Origin: The Contemporary Craft Fair

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 , No Comments

This is without a doubt the craft highlight of the London Design Festival. From the 22nd to the 28th of September over 200 contributors will be showcasing everything from furniture, metalwork, ceramics and glass, to accessories, jewellery, and knitwear. It will be held in the Old Spitalfields Market. Liberty will also be sponsoring the fair by curating five [...]

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Julie Arkell at Selvedge!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 , No Comments

The Selvedge team are always excited when a parcel arrives from Julie Arkell!  New to the selvedge drygoods shop are a range of whimsical creatures… Each is handmade from papier maché; one displays her medal for ‘Best Homemade Clothes’, another is ‘Imagining Country Ways’ and the bandaged lamb is looking for a loving home… Brooches [...]

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