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‘Inundation’ »

On August 8th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Laura Ellen Bacon’s latest immense installation, ‘Inundation’, is composed of thousands of willow rods meticulously tied together by hand to make huge basket-like structures which appear to pour from the ceiling and fill the floor of one of the large galleries at Ruthin Craft Centre. The work draws on the recent extreme flooding, both in […]

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Colouring is in »

On August 6th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

The time has come for adults to proudly reclaim the colouring book, and not in an ironic way. Yes you can buy books with funny pictures of unpleasant unicorns but for those who really want to rediscover the calm creativity of colouring we’d recommend Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom. Her intricate designs require just enough concentration […]

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Tattuke »

On August 2nd, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

These days we are used to finding fashion in an art gallery. But ‘Tattuke’ is a little different, rather than a display of lavish ball gowns or catwalk creations, this exhibition draws on a history of mend and make do and finds beauty in function. Tattuke are the trousers once worn by working people in Japan […]

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Festival Season »

On July 31st, 2014 Penny Gray wrote on the subject of Crafts,Selvedge.

The festival season is underway and this year some of the Selvedge team are packing up their pop-up tents, donning well worn wellingtons and taking a well earned holiday. Here’s their pick of the bunch… The aptly named ‘Farmfest’ in Bruton, Somerset is a chance to get back to nature, sample some home brewed ciders […]

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Grab your Glad Rags »

On July 29th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Crafts.

If you’re based in London and looking for something  to do tomorrow evening then look no further. Fashion designer Ana Reis and artist Kibi Schultz have devised an evening of fashion-based fun. Bring an item of clothing, a curious attitude and a few friends and learn to create something new for your summer wardrobe. No […]

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