Contribute to the blog

We welcome posts from guest bloggers. Please contact Niamh at editorial@selvedge.org for further information.

TITLE

Choose a title. Make it obviously related to the post and as short as possible. 3 snappy words is perfect.Try to use as many context words. For a blog post about Jacqueline Groag we have recently used the title ‘Pattern Play’.

TEXT

Your text should be no longer than 300 words and written in the third person. Can you capture the essence of a textile-related topic without resorting to clichés? Do you have a secret getaway where talented local craftspeople work, or have you have travelled far to find out about a textile tradition? Then tell us about your experience. Maybe you have visited an exhibition, read a book or seen a film you would like to review. We are looking for a lively, readable style, with a dash of humour but also require a thorough knowledge of textiles, attention to detail and accurate grammar.

LINKS

When mentioning a company or product please include a URL. Company names can be made bold and into links. Please include the URL next to the company name. For example, ‘In the latest issue of Selvedge <www.selvedge.org> one of...’

TELL US WHO YOU ARE

Begin your blog with your name and a one sentence bio to introduce yourself as a new contributor to the readers. You may want to add a link to your own site here.

FURTHER READING / INFORMATION

Please include a final section with further reading or practical information. Make sure you include any venue details, opening times and a website.

IMAGES

Photography included in Selvedge must be styled, composed and considered. The devil is in the detail… A beautiful shot can be spoiled by the inappropriate placing of items such as a plastic bottle of water/dustbins and rubbish/radiators/a garment draped on the back of a chair etc. Often you don’t see those things until you have the photograph so it’s important to check as you go.
Compositions with diagonals have a greater sense of energy. Cropping of images is also hugely important, for example if there
is a model in the photograph it can be ruined if the feet are cropped. All images should be captioned. You will need 1 large beautiful image to fill the top box, the size is 600 x 350px (WxH). Additional images should be either 600px x 350px (WxH) or 300 x 350px (W x H) if in pairs. Please note the photograph will have to be approved by our editorial team before the blog can be published.

Blog post requirements 250 – 300 words 1 main feature image sized to 600px x 350px (WxH) Additional images: 600px x 350px (WxH) or 300px x 350px if in pairs