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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.

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Catching Up With Jeremy and Carla Bonner

Catching Up With Jeremy and Carla Bonner

Every year, Selvedge hosts several all-inclusive residential craft workshops at Chateau Dumas, a private estate with 18th-century interiors, a large pool and glorious panoramic views - set amongst rolling hills in the peaceful, scenic countryside less than an hour north of Toulouse international airport. Owned and run by Lizzie Hulme, the Chateau is a place where you can relax, unwind and be truly creative.  Jessica Edney has interviewed next year's Chateau Dumas tutors. Today she speaks to Jeremy and Carla Bonner from Bonner Leather Studio. They will be teaching Bag of Tricks, Contemporary Leatherwork in August 2019.  How did you both meet? We have known...

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TRANS-FORM by Mint

TRANS-FORM by Mint

London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. The Festival returns to venues and institutions across the city from 15 - 23 September 2018. London-based interior design shop Mint celebrates its 20th anniversary during this year, coinciding with the London Design Festival. To celebrate, Lina Kanafani has curated an innovative show, presenting a collection of material-forward focused designers. TRANS-FORM will feature work by a mix of established and newly graduated designers from all corners of the globe - over sixty individuals in total. As part of the Brompton Design District, the theme this year is Material...

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Win A Selection Of Prizes From Kate Davies Designs

Win A Selection Of Prizes From Kate Davies Designs

Kate Davies is a writer, researcher and knitter based in Scotland. At the age of 36, her life changed forever when she suffered a stroke. Polly Leonard sat down with Kate to find out when knitting helped her to regain her strength, and discover a newfound creative life... Tell us about when you first became interested in knitting. My maternal grandmother taught me to knit when I was five. As a teenager, I sewed and modified my own clothes, but I really became interested in knitting when I’d just completed my PhD. I was in a Philadelphia library studying 18th-century...

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Spirit Of Place

Spirit Of Place

Taking place in the iconic Alexandra Palace, the Knitting & Stitching Show is the biggest textile event in the UK and features some of the top textile artists exhibiting their work. Textile designer John Allen's exhibition Spirit of Place will be on display at the Show. He talked to Jessica Edney about the story behind the exhibition. John Allen wasn't always a textile designer. In his life, he has been pulled in several directions, including training as a Dental Technician, working as a coalman and joining the British Army for two years. At the age of twenty-seven, Allen decided textiles were for him and thus began over...

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