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On Pointe »

On March 26th, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

The beauty of the ballet has always seduced artists and photographers but capturing the grit and determination that underpins the prettiest performance requires them to look beneath the silk and sequins. Like Degas, Leeds-based photographer, Justin Slee, has found inspiration behind the scenes. Over the last few years Northern Ballet granted Justin privileged access to […]

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PATTERN BOOKS: INSPIRATION IN PRINT »

On March 26th, 2015 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Selvedge,Selvedge Book Club.

A round up of some of our favourite pattern books around… The Fashion Swatch Book, Marnie Fogg, Thames and Hudson, £29.95 Print: Fashion, Interiors, Art, Simon Clarke, Laurence King, £30 Pattern Sourcebook (mini): A Century of Surface Design, Drusilla Cole, Laurence King, £12.95 Print & Pattern: Geometric, Bowie Style, Laurence King, £19.95 The Pattern Base: Over […]

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‘Queen of the tea towel’ »

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

‘You can more or less put anything on fabric,’ Textile designer Pat Albeck (as seen on previous Selvedge pages) is the latest guest to be castaway by Kirsty Young on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Having designed between 300-350 tea towels for the National Trust, there is no doubt that Albeck has influenced the way we see and what […]

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Hatched, Matched, Dispatched – and Patched! »

On March 20th, 2015 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

There was a great deal of excitement in the selvedge office last week as Clare’s sister in-law gave birth to her first baby, a girl Ella.  The need to mark this occasion has been overwhelming and her stash of hand crafted gifts is already substantial. Evidence of the way people commemorate family milestones can be […]

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Decorative Antiques and Textile Fair »

On March 20th, 2015 Clare Bungey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

The Decorative Antiques and Textile Fair, held at Battersea Park is celebrating its 30th year and has each year united the antiques and interior design trades. Running three fairs a year (January, April and September) we’re looking forward to visiting their Spring Fair, 21-26 April, you can sign up here for a free ticket. Here […]

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