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Textiles from the 50s and 60s Re-issued »

On May 23rd, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest Blog post from Jill Worrall. In 1815 three brothers, David, Peter & Thomas Whitehead formed a textile company in the Rossendale Valley.  The Company has a long and fascinating past with many twists and turns. These include everything from Luddite attacks to supplying denim to the 1957 Polar Expedition. The 1950’s saw the Company […]

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Queen Street Mill »

On May 22nd, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest blog post from Emma Davenport. Queen Street Mill Textile Museum is the ‘last working steam-powered weaving mill in the world’. Built in 1894 by Queen Street Mill Manufacturing Company for weaving plain cotton fabric, it became a working textile museum in 1986. Located in a suburb of Burnley, in the county of Lancashire, the […]

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Win tickets to the Miyake Issey exhibition »

On May 21st, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

The MIYAKE ISSEY EXHIBITION: The Work of Miyake Issey at the National Art Center, Tokyo surveys Miyake’s 45-year career, from 1970 to the present and is undoubtedly the most comprehensive yet of this innovative and influential designer’s output. “This exhibition will shed light on Miyake’s ideas about making things and his approach to design by examining his […]

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RE-visit »

On May 20th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

We love this video by RE-found objects following the journey of one of their lovely silk cushions – ‘From scarf to sofa’… Inspired by their huge collection of original silk souvenir silk scarves from the 1950s,”when cheaper travel allowed holidaymakers to reach more exotic destinations” RE has re-printed some of their favourites to make beautiful cushions. See their […]

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My experience as a designer – Lisa Stickley »

On May 19th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

We asked the designer, author and illustrator Lisa Stickley a few questions about her experience as a successful designer. You clearly have a strong ‘brand personality’. Have you always felt sure of your identity as a designer? I guess it comes from having a strong sense of knowing what I like, with a heavily self-critical eye, which […]

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