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An extension of the print magazine’s tone of respect, intelligence and joy in the world of textiles, our blog is a daily contribution to the Selvedge conversation. Featuring exhibitions, people, adventures and opinion, the Selvedge blog is not only a meeting point for the Selvedge community but also an entry point into the world of textiles for those looking for an original and broadening perspective.

Win An Enchanted Owl Silk Scarf By Inunoo

Win An Enchanted Owl Silk Scarf By Inunoo

Kinngait Studios in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut), operated by the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, is recognised around the world for its highly successful printmaking program. Building on centuries-old Inuit graphic traditions, printmaking was introduced in Kinngait in 1957 as part of a larger Canadian government program. Its aim was to encourage handicraft production in the north for sale in the south as an alternate means of generating employment and income for the Inuit. Traumatic changes to the Inuit way of life in the mid-20th century forced families to transition from subsistence hunting and trapping to a wage economy in settled...

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Plasto-Yarns

Plasto-Yarns

The Baltic is hosting an exciting exhibition of unusual sculptures and wall reliefs by Nigerian artist, Ifeoma U. Anyaeji. This is the first major exhibition of Anyaeji’s work in the UK. The pieces on display are crafted out of ‘Plasto-yarns’, a term Anyaeji uses to describe the material from which she makes her intriguing, colourful and organic work. Her primary source materials are nonbiodegradable plastic/polythene bags and bottles, both substantial global pollutants, and a major environmental problem especially in Nigeria. After transforming them into Plasto-yarns, she then weaves, twists and coils the ‘yarn’ into complicated forms that deal with serious...

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Everything Connects

Everything Connects

Art and design exhibitions typically show finished works, but Christien Meindertsma: Everything Connects focuses much more on process than product. Indeed, it might best be described as an explanatory or documentary offering, highlighting two of the internationally recognised Dutch designer’s on-going works – Flax Project and Fibre Market. Meindertsma, a graduate of the Eindhoven Design Academy, has devoted her still-blossoming career to exploring what she calls the ‘life of products and raw materials’. In some cases, these investigations have led to commercial products such as her wholly biodegradable flax chair, which won the Dutch Design Award in 2016. In Flax...

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Colour Picker

Colour Picker

Dutch artist Natalie Ciccoricco’s embroideries breathe new life into vintage scenes. She uses found images and photographs, picking out their featured colours to create stitched radial circles that act as colour swatches. The coloured threads that are stitched into the images perfectly match their tones and each circle contains many different hues.  Deserts, mountains, houses, streets - Natalie likes to use a variety of vintage scenes featuring natural and built landscapes. She also draws inspiration from her dreams, nature, arts, literature and her travels. Having moved to the United States in 2012, Natalie is now based in California and is...

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Win An Angie Lewin Screenprint

Win An Angie Lewin Screenprint

Angie Lewin creates limited edition linocut, wood engraving, lithograph and screen prints – inspired by skeletal plant forms seen against the sea and sky of North Norfolk and the Scottish Highlands and is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, the Royal Watercolour Society, the Society of Wood Engravers and the Art Workers' Guild. In 2005 Angie and Simon Lewin founded St Jude’s, collaborating with an eclectic group of artists to create and print beautiful fabrics and wallpapers. The idea behind the company was born when a collector of Angie’s limited edition prints mentioned that her work might translate well onto printed...

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