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Crinoline »

On April 30th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

“The crinoline idea had been with me for quite some time before I developed it into a collection. I wanted to save experimenting with the crinoline for a rainy day, so to speak…. The first time I ever saw a crinoline was in the ballet Petruschka and I was immediately drawn to it. The mini […]

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Alice Caroline »

On April 29th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest Blog Post Alice Caroline Garrett fell in love with Liberty fabric when she was a small child. In her studio in the Cotswolds, Alice designs patterns and is an avid lover of quilting and dressmaking. She now sells over 450 different Liberty fabrics from her label Alice Caroline. Alice has also written a book […]

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Selvedge Selects »

On April 28th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Nurturing and promoting the designers and makers who inspire us is crucial to the Selvedge ethos – they are as much a part of our story as we are theirs – without them Selvedge would not exist. For Selvedge Artisan Fair makers and visitors alike we thought we’d share with you a glimpse into the […]

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100 Days to go »

On April 27th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

With only 100 days to go until the Olympic Games begin in Rio, team GB’s sports kit – designed by Stella McCartney – has been officially revealed. “In a project that has been in development for two years, McCartney has designed 590 different items of clothing, all created to maximise the athletes’ efficiency in their […]

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Indigo Blue »

On April 26th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

For over thirty years, Jane Callender has committed herself to the slow art of shibori – thinking, planning, and stitching geometric structures that burst with pattern, rhythm and movement on cloth. Her process is acutely time-consuming. She describes herself as ‘engrossed’ in her practice – a friend describes her as ‘ploughing her own furrow’. As […]

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