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Contemporary Textiles at New Ashgate Gallery »

On September 25th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest Blog Post by Alison Woodley The New Ashgate Gallery has held a winter exhibition of contemporary textiles for the last 6 years, profiling the wide variety of techniques and mediums that can be placed within this broad category. Each year makers are chosen for their ability to combine techniques, often traditional, with new ideas […]

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Erica Tanov »

On September 24th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

It’s reassuring when a designer practises what they preach. A minimalist designer shouldn’t live surrounded by clutter and conversely we wouldn’t expect an interior guru who extols the virtues of vintage and country house charm to retreat to a bare loft conversion at the end of the day. So it feels like ‘all’s right with […]

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Tulle, texture and Intrigue at London Fashion Week »

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

Since Alessandro Michele’s AW collection for Gucci last year there has been a definite, fresh change in the fashion air. Gone are the minimalist, pared-back looks of old, it seems that eccentric, colourful embellishment is here to stay. At this year’s London Fashion Week Preen took spectators to an urban re-imagining of a Pagan-cum-witchcraft festival. Jean […]

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Bed in the Making »

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

Guest blog post by Molly Freshwater, “I am and have always been in a romance with fabric, patterns and cloth. I am a Mum, textile designer, and a founder of the bed linen brand Secret Linen Store.” The craft of making bedlinen is fascinating and often over looked. A staple item in all households, we all […]

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Kathy Dalwood – ‘After Parkinson’ »

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

Guest blog post from the writer, editor and curator Matt Price. This month, opening to coincide with London Design Festival weekend, celebrated British artist and designer Kathy Dalwood will be showing new work alongside fellow designer-maker Alice Mara at the Union Club in Soho. Dalwood is known for her work in plaster and concrete, exploring […]

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