Florence Chutney is mildly obsessed with tea and drinks
up to 197 cups of Earl Grey a week... she also plays her
harmonica in the bath. As you might guess character is
the key to Holly Clifton Brown's offkilter illustrations.
Visit her blog to make the acquaintance of Dora Spice
and Willow Pickle. You'll also find 'The Neverending Knitter'
in Selvedge issue 26. www.hollycliftonbrown.blogspot.com
Adjei is the creator behind
Aku Mode, a range of custom made bustiers and accessories including
mini capes, boned corsets and waist cincers. Adjei trained at
Central Saint Martin's College of Art and is inspired by fabrics
from all over the world such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and Ghana.
Studio is delighted to be offering the Selvedge range
of dry goods this Christmas. Visit the studio to view our
carefully compiled collection of fine textile objects. 11-6,
Tuesday - Saturday, 25 November - 23 December, 36 New End
Square, Hampstead, London, NW3 1LS www.selvedge.org
Brighton’s Design and Craft Fair, now
know as MADE 08, are pleased to offer Selvedge readers 6 pairs
of tickets to the private view Please contact email@example.com
21-23 November, The Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton.
Further tickets are available from www.made08.co.uk
A DAMP, DRIZZLY NOVEMBER IN MY SOUL... American
poet Herman Melville recommended running away to sea when the blues
threaten to overwhelm but we find that off puttingly energetic.
Instead snuggle up under a blanket with a copy of Selvedge. Remember
Selvedge makes the perfect Christmas gift and is easy to arrange.
If someone would like to subscribe on your behalf they can visit
our website or call 020 8341 9721. Every new subscriber and renewal
will receive a pack of five V&A postcards, worth £6, featuring
designs by Lucienne Day and Terence Conran www.selvedge.org.
*Offer ends 31 December 2008. Subscription prices include postage,
please note continuous subscriptions do not include a gift.
your toes toasty with these felt slippers from Huopaliike Lahtinen.
They are made using age-old techniques that originated in Russia.
The slippers are actually made double the size and shrunk onto lasts
using steam. Choose from red, plum, or grey and sizes 36-42, £45
available from. www.selvedge.org
Lewis’ shop Velvet Boutique has been short listed in the regional
finals of the O2 X Awards. Jeda, who graduated with a First Class
degree in Printed Textiles and Fashion, opened her boutique to showcase
the best handmade fashion, accessories and interior design from
like-minded Scottish designers.
family of artists from Canada will be exhibiting their work in the
UK, Anna Torma, her husband Istvan Zsako and their children David
and Balint each work in different methods to create characters and
fables. Their work will be on show at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery,
2A Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, London from 27 November until
Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Egypt have brought an exhibition
of new tapestries for sale to London. Since 1952 two generations
of weavers have developed in the Art Centre established with his
wife Sophie at Harrania, near Giza. The tapestries will be on show
at Gallery 47, 47 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B, 11–22
November 2008 www.wissa-wassef-arts.com
Well known fashion designer Hannah Pang spent the 70s and 80s
in Hong Kong. She has since moved to Australia and embraced ancient
techniques including Kesi and Shibori. This exhibition showcases
Chinese fabric from the traditional to contemporary. RMIT Gallery,
Melbourne until 22 November. www.rmit.edu.au
FOR YOUR DIARY...
||Country Living Chrismas Fair
||Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St,
||Dulwich College, London, SE21
||The Knitting and Stitching Show
||Harrogate International Centre, N. Yorks,
||Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, Church St,
|Until 2 January
||RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion
||Mudam Luxembourg, 3, Park Dräi Eechelen,
|Until 4 January
||Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects
||Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland,
|Until 4 January
||Fashion V Sport
||V & A Museum, Cromwell Rd, London