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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.

Monday blues...

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We had a wonderful time at our indigo study day last week and hope our guests enjoyed it too. Thank you to Jenny Balfour-Paul, Woad-Inc, Bess Nielsen, Les Indiennes and Woad.org for their contributions. As a final treat we have a Woad Kit to give away from Woad.org.uk. The kit includes the ingredients to make a woad vat and a skein of yarn to dye. Click here to enter... Jenny's new book: Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans is also available in the Selvedge Bookshop for £19.99 for those who want to learn more about indigo...

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Win Sula clothing!

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Sula are offering you the chance to win an item of your choice* from their AW2011 collection! Sula clothes are created from beautiful fabrics in eminently wearable - yet edgy - styles which flatter the body. Will the lucky winner select the khadi cotton Bella dress, printed chinar wool Sebine sweater, silk chiffon Ruby blouse or finely woven Audrey shawl? Make sure you visit their stand at the Selvedge Autumn Fair to peruse their beautiful collection. For your chance to win, click here!   *subject to availability

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Autumn Fair Competitions!

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Selvedge is excited about our forthcoming Autumn Fair on Saturday 17 September. We are delighted to announce that you have the opportunity to win a host of wonderful prizes from our exhibitors; from creative courses to beautiful clothing! A new competition will be posted at 9.30am each day next week! The competitions will close at midnight 18 September and winners will be announced on 19 Sept. Good luck and don't forget to visit the Autumn Fair to see many more products from the designers...

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Block Party!

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Explore the art of tailoring in an exciting touring exhibition: part of London Design Festival. 15 artists use pattern shapes to produce sculpture, ceramics, textiles and collage. The exhibition centres around three themes: story-telling, where pattern-cutting is used as a means of expression, embracing the future which focuses on new technologies and motif and manipulation which is inspired by paper pattern block. Block Party previews at designjunction, 22- 25 September 11am - 6pm.  

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A pocketful of black cats

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As a child Amy Blackwell had high hopes of being a mad scientist... Luckily for us, she 'wasn't gifted with a mind strong enough to cope with numbers, letters and rules' (her words, not ours!) and ventured into illustration. Her whimsical illustrations of friendly felines and handsome badgers come in the form of digital prints, cards and (definitely my favourite) hand painted wooden cotton spools! Shop online here!

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