From block printing and resist dyeing, to collecting textiles and an appraisal of a decorative arts treasure, you can now access our back-catalogue of Selvedge online talks. Read on to find out what’s in the archive and what you’ve missed.
A cosy evening of discussion with three Scandinavian textile designers and makers.
Cecilie Telle explains how she creates striking knitted and felted woollen goods; Arne & Carlos discuss their work preserving the iconic craft of Norwegian knitwear and Annemor Sundbø takes us away from knitting to share her experiences as a woven textile designer and teacher.
Hear about the craft of resist dyeing from Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada from Japan, Sang Made Erass Taman from Indonesia and Abduljabbar Khatri from India. Each of the speakers present their own experiences using the technique of resist dyeing and its tradition in Japan, Indonesia and India.
We are joined by Sophie Roet, Esther Fitzgerald and Bess Nielsen of Khadi & Co to talk about textile collecting. From why and how textiles are collected, what can we learn from these collections and how they shape the future of textiles.
We are joined by experts Dheeraj Chhipa, Barley Roscoe and Hopie Stockman, who tell us about their adventures in this ancient form of surface design. From traditional techniques that are still used today, to the startlingly modern designs of Phyllis Barron, this talk is a must for lovers of bold relief prints.
Pecha-Kucha means to talk a lot and, in this fast moving talk we traversed a range of Japanese textiles and techniques including Kumihimo, Sashiko, Boro, indigo, shibori, kimono, as well as a deep-dive into the history of Japanese fabrics.
This talk focused on the history of Charleston farmhouse; one of the homes of the Bloomsbury group, and a decorative arts marvel of hand-painted rooms, bursting with creativity and thought provoking design that has endured in its contemporary outlook on design and thinking. Darren Clarke began by introducing the story of Charleston and its making. Annie Sloan and Molly Mahon, both who have a strong connection to Charleston and the artworks of the Bloomsbury group, shared how Charleston's creativity continues today and the ways it has inspired their own design practice.
Watch this space for the event recording of Sew Far Sew Good — our evening of discussion on the many forms and artistic expressions of embroidery.
View the full collection of Selvedge online talks.