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Living in the U.S. I am not able to source the designers you feature without your help! The textiles you feature are available to me thanks to your magazine. The history of textiles in your articles are rich with information. 

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Lisa Colangelo, California

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I would like to thank Selvedge, the article on The Foundling Museum is very interesting. Its not an article I would expect from Selvedge but I have to say since reading you online from only last year I have found Selvedge to be quite a unique in combining wonderful Applied Arts and Crafts with Fine Arts, the two being presented together is fab.  That you promote textiles, crafts and art in all its forms and manner is fantastic.  I love the newsletter, thank you.

Lynda Pimblett-Burns

July 29-30, Graffiti Embroidery with Tilleke Schwarz, London

29th 11-5, 30th 10-2, Selvedge Studio

Tilleke Schwarz uses a mixture of graphic quality, content, and humor in her embroidery on linen. Text plays an important part in her work, the humour that is a mixture of a laugh and a tear. Inspired by he every day encountes, Tilleke uses mixed media, with a focus on hand embroidery on fine linen, creating work that could be seen next to some graffiti in the street or with your grandmother's traditional samplers. Tilleke has combined a career in the arts with a professional career for the Dutch national government (policy development), however over the last twelve years she has prioritised her art practise- exhibiting internationally and working on her books: 'Mark Making' and 'New Potatoes'.

The day starts with collage in the morning, followed by a talk, where Tilleke will discuss her work and the processes she takes to begin visually represent her ideas. In the afternoon the class will be working towards creating their own work, using mixed medias, collage, drawing and stitch, where Tilleke will demonstrate couching.

On Sunday students will start to embroider into their work from the previous day, building up a rich textural piece that they can continue from home.There is also an opportunity for students to bring any of their workin-progress to discuss with Tilleke.   

2 days
Saturday 11-5
Sunday 10-2 

8 people per class, this workshop is suitable for beginners and all materials are provided.

162 Archway Road 
N6 5BB

Tube: Archway and Highgate
Buses: 134, 43, 263
Free Parking after 12 o'clock on Langdon Park Road next to the shop.

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