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On February 22nd, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Home Front Vintage is a company that shares our love of textiles and marries it with an intense love of history. For years now this company has been making a name for itself by sourcing original escape maps from the first and second world wars, and using them as material for clothing. From bow ties to […]

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RAW PLANT POWER »

On February 21st, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

AS Apothecary is a small batch distillery, making natural skincare from flowers, bark, leaves, roots, blossom and moss grown in Sussex, Cyprus and Scotland. Focusing on natural materials and processes, Amada Saurin talks to us about the importance of craft to AS Apothecary… What’s the connection between apothecary and textiles? We are unique in the […]

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EMPOWERED BASKET-WEAVING »

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

The Women’s Weaving Cooperative in Kenya have recently created a line of colourful, hand-woven baskets for The Basket Rooms. Titled Jungalow, these baskets are each hand-woven by a member of the cooperative, making a substantial contribution to sustaining Kenyan farming communities, as they rely heavily on crops to provide the majority of local income. In […]

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GOING, GOING, GONE: TEXTILES AS ART »

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

Paul Reeves, one of London’s best-known antique collectors and dealers, has put his collection of textiles up for auction. This February 23rd almost 200 of his pieces will be put under the hammer at Lyon and Turnbull in Edinburgh, including some extraordinary 19th and 20th century finds. From East African printed cottons to English embroidered […]

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5 DAY CREATIVE TEXTILE COURSE: FLAX PROCESSING, SPINNING, WEAVING AND NATURAL DYING »

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

Join textile artist Susie Gillespie and learn how to process, spin, weave and naturally dye linen. Susie will pick your flax from her orchard in August (2016) so it has time to dry. But don’t worry, she’ll talk you through the process of planting the seeds, rippling and retting the stems so they are ready […]

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