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Celebrating Solstice »

On December 12th, 2014 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

The December solstice occurs when the sun reaches its most southerly position on December 21st. It signifies the turning point in the calender, as it marks the shortest day, with just under eight hours of daylight in London, fewer if you are further north. The solstice has played an important role in cultures worldwide from […]

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Christmas Jumpers »

On December 12th, 2014 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Today is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day and we’re taking part! We arrived at the office with a combination of hand crafted, vintage and knitted jumpers and in the spirit of Christmas Polly has kindly offered to donate £5 from every subscription sold today to Save the Children… If you don’t have a woolly jumper, why […]

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Heirloom Tree Toppers »

On December 11th, 2014 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

I finally got into the spirit of Christmas today. On the annual pilgrimage to the garden centre the scent flicks the memory switch and you have all the Christmases you have ever had. A tight budget means I am shopping around. The less expensive and beautifully scented Norway Spruce appeal. They are finer with slender […]

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11th Christmas Give Away »

On December 11th, 2014 Emma Neen wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

The Chance to win a hand crafted Kiondo Basket It’s the penultimate day and we have two kiondo (kee-yon/-doh) baskets from The Basket Room‘s Nifty Knit collection!  Each basket is unique in colour & design, creating striking & unusual geometric, aztec patterns and are hand made in Kenya using materials; sisal and recycled wool. The baskets are approximately 33cm by […]

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Clay for Christmas »

On December 11th, 2014 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Maybe textiles are too much of a busman’s holiday! My family have tended to steer clear of cloth when gift giving. Instead I receive clay. I suspect I made a passing remark once about liking white ceramics and the idea has stuck. Not that I am complaining: I love white clay and jugs in particular […]

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