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Miwa Chosei – Delight of Color »

On May 20th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

Miwa Chosei’s paintings are predominantly water colour, of flowers, birds and landscapes. The title of this show is hardly surprising given Chosei’s focus on  colour. Furthermore, the museum in which it is exhibited is a destination in itself. Both the interior and exterior were built and designed by Insho Domoto in 1966, a great craftsman and Nihonga […]

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Japan Folk Crafts Museum »

On May 18th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

Just as the English Arts and Crafts movement is still hugely relevant to us today, it is hard to read the exhibits in The Japan Folk Craft’s museum as close to a century old. Furthermore, given that since the 1850s there’s been consistent cross fertilisation between Western and Japanese culture, there are objects that are deceivingly familiar […]

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Worn with Pride Textiles, Kimono, and Propaganda in Japan, 1925-1945 »

On May 14th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Fashion,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

It is easy to read the materials and clothes we wear as social signifiers and clues to our cultural identities, however, it is something else to acknowledge cloth and clothes as active propaganda. Even though official uniforms, those of armies and policemen – uniforms of the state are relatively obvious, there is something slightly chilling about the cold, hard reasonings behind […]

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Stroud Fair Stand-outs »

On May 13th, 2015 Penny Gray wrote on the subject of Artisans,Artists and Designers,Crafts,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Fashion,Selvedge,Selvedge Fairs.

We will be opening our doors in Stroud at 9am this Saturday so join us nice and early! Everyone will have their own favourites but we wouldn’t want to miss the makers shown here… We discovered Tanja Malo’s work last year when she debuted her collection of delicately crafted jewellery at the Selvedge Winter Fair. Since then the […]

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Shop in Stroud with Selvedge »

On May 12th, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge,Selvedge Fairs.

We’re sailing ever closer to the final stop on our spring tour and it looks like we will end things on a gentle high. From the serene designs that form The Chapel Collection (a curated collection of clothes and accessories made entirely by hand, using natural dyes where possible, makers include Injiri and Maku) to the delicately […]

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