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On April 20th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design will close at the London Fashion and Textile Museum on the 7th of May and to mark it, Selvedge founder and editor Polly Leonard will be in conversation with Gudrun at the exhibition on Tuesday 25 April. Having previously modeled for Gudrun herself, Polly will discuss with […]

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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CLOTHES »

On April 19th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Lou Baker’s life-size sculptures are often hard to look at. Focused on the kind of abjection that many of us are inclined to turn our heads away from, her work is a resounding element of the current exhibition We Need To Talk About Clothes at the Hardwick Gallery in Cheltenham. Invited to take part in […]

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CRIMINAL QUILTS »

On April 18th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Next time you see an old photograph of someone with their hand resting on their chest, you might think twice about what this really meant. After walking through the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford, textile artist Ruth Singer encountered this exact moment of recognition. In the company of these old photographs hanging on the walls […]

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WIN “THE STORY OF COTTON” BY VINCENT MCKERNAN »

On April 17th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Here at Selvedge we have Vincent McKernan’s fabulous book The Story of Cotton to give away to three lucky readers during the release of issue 76, the Trade Winds issue, out now. To enter the competition, just follow the link at the end of this page. In the meantime, we’ve published an exclusive excerpt from […]

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REFLECTIONS IN RUSH »

On April 16th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

It’s rare nowadays that a person will craft a work of art with a truly end-to-end approach, and this is precisely why Felicity Irons is such a rare find. Known for her expert skills in rush weaving, here is a one-woman powerhouse who does everything from cutting the rush from the riverbed to designing, making […]

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