SEPTEMBER 2012
Selvedge
Canadian Ingrid Mida has enjoyed a multi-faceted career, including working as an artist, researcher andwriter, but for now has turned her talent to illustration. Her recent work celebrates pre-revolutionary French fashion, arching back to previous work on the idea of fashion as a portrait of identity and social class. See more examples of her decorative work in the Etiquette issue.
fashionismymuse.blogspot.co.uk


Arabesque: The Tentmakers of Old Cairo The art of decorative tent making has been revived by this group of men to showcase their skill in intricate embroidery and applique. The Upstairs Gallery, 268 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1AQ, until 4 September,
www.up stairsgalleryberkhamsted.co.uk


Straw Plaiting Masterclass at Artworks-MK At their heritage site in Milton Keynes, Artwork-Mk is hosting a one day event with Veronica Main who will be teaching the historic craft of Straw Plaiting for Hat Marking. 8 September, Free (although booking is strongly advised), T:+ 44 (0)1908 608 108, www.artworks-mk.co.uk


Michael Brennand-Wood: Forever Changes An exhibition documenting the artist's practice over forty years, featuring previously unseen and new works with the emphasis firmly on the ideas behind each piece. Ruthin Craft Centre, Lon Parcwr, Ruthin LL15 1BB, 22 September-25November,
www.ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

MANNERS MAKETH MAN
It is always interesting to see how in a seemingly informal society, strict routines and conventions still exist and influence much of the material world. At Selvedge this autumn we focus on Etiquette and the objects and fabrics that form an essential part of any given routine, from laying a table to dressing for the day. UK subscribers should receive their issue in the next 14 days.
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The Selvedge Fair is moving. On 10th of November will see the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall will provide a beautiful backdrop to our Winter Fair. Designer makers, antique textiles and fine haberdashery will be among the carefully selected stands. Places are still available if you wish to apply for a stall. Please contact assistant@selvedge.org or +44 (0)20 8341 9721 for application details.
Textile design graduate Charlotte Crombie, BA (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University, was selected for Texprint 2012. But before she flys off to Indigo at Première Vision, Paris with the other 24 designers you can catch her colourful knitted interior collection, inspired by Moroccan architecture, in the Selvedge shop window. Première Vision, 19-21 September 2012,
http://www.texprint.org.uk
Lisa Comfort, founder of London's sewing cafe: Sew Over It, has infiltrated the publishing world to further her message about creative ways to customise clothing and enhance your wardrobe in a tough economic climate. Five Selvedge readers will receive a free copy of Sew Over It (in shops 6th September). To enter email
assistant@selvedge.org
Los Angeles based textile designer Kayla Mattes has launched her first jewellery collection 'Summer Camp'. Moving away from the traditionally 'kitsch' associations of braiding, she utilises machine knitting to create contemporary geometrically structured pieces reminiscent of playful summer adventures. View her full collection, visit www.kaylamattes.com
Fine Cell Work trains prisoners to create skilled needlework and through its sale, helps them to reconnect with society. Their latest venture is a pop-up shop in London's West End. Pick up exquisite embroidered home furnishings and listen to talks by inspirational volunteers. Until 30 September, 5 Grosvenor Street, W1K 4DJ. www.finecellwork.co.uk

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY...
23-26 Sep Decorex International Chelsea Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3 4SR www.decorex.com
26 Sep Focus 12 Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XE www.dcch.co.uk
7 Oct London Antique Textile Fair Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3 5EE www.textilesociety.org.uk/events
26-28 Oct Made London One Marylebone, London NW1 4AQ
www.madelondon.org
1-10 Nov Asian Art in London Various venues around London - see website for details www.asianartinlondon.com
16-18 Nov Handmade in Britain Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3 5EE www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk
22-25 Nov Made Brighton Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UG www.wbrighton-made.co.uk
Selvedge Winter Fair
 
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