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On August 27th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

‘I intend to re-introduce value to the consumer, the rural artisan and the craft through the end product, re-establishing the tender relationship between woman and needle’ Handmade by women from four different villages in south eastern Pakistan, with care, quality and sustainability at their core, Sjo’s products are made with the consideration of what ‘handmade’ […]

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Guest Blog – Traces of Life »

On August 26th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Pian Bates is a contemporary textile artist from Sweden. Beside her own, embroidery based work she teaches and writes books about embroidery. She is a member of Textil 13 and is currently exhibiting in Traces of Life at Dalarnas Museum in Sweden. Textil 13 is a group of artists living in Sweden. All of the […]

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W.I Centennial Fair »

On August 25th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Above: ‘The Country Wife’ designed by Constance Howard in 1951 depicts some of the activities carried out by WI members. You may have seen it in the  Brittania issue of Selvedge. Originally launched in Canada as a branch of the Farmer’s Institute, the now infamous Women’s Institute, or WI, came to Britain in 1915 in an effort to […]

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Unravel »

On August 24th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest Blog post by Kathleen Rimmer Every day we dress ourselves in the clothes we like to think say something about us, our personality, our job, our status, but have you ever wondered how someone would perceive you from the clothes you throw away? In one small cog of the great global textiles industry Reshma […]

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Which way you ought to go depends on where you want to get to… »

On August 21st, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Books,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

You’re, you’re late… for a very important… anniversary? In case you were unaware 2015 marks 150 years since the publication of one of Britain’s best-known and most-loved children’s books, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Immensely popular it’s not surprising that ‘Wonderland’ events are popping up everywhere. Trying to list all that’s occurring under the […]

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