The first Selvedge Award for Excellence goes to Louise Beck from London Metropolian University. Louise's prints were in a corner but they instantly caught our attention. Sugary subject matter is given dark and mysterious overtones – carousel horses rise up in frenzied gaiety and her fairytale forest threatens to engulf the viewer. In impeccably drawn prints Louise captures the moment when dreams turn into nightmares. Contact her at email@example.com
New Designers is now open. Last night's Awards ceremony highlighted the best of this year's textile graduates and we found our own favourites among the throng - details to follow. New Designers also see the launch of an inspired, and inspiring, competition from Momiji, makers of adorable and highly addictive message dolls. They are challenging students, Selvedge readers and anyone else to create a fabric Momiji doll. It's an ideal summer project!
It's hayfever season so Lotta Anderson's choice of free gift is not to be sneezed at. For every $40 order, customers will receive a cute mini tissue box set. Each set of three boxes comes in two different designs and are part of a Lotta Jansdotter collaboration with a japanese company. They would be perfect on your desk at work or next to your bedside table. The offer is valid until July 10th 2009 or for as long as supplies lasts...
With a 40% discount and the sale ending tomorrow now is the time to purchase. We're down to the last few items, don't leave it too late... Dress in dark brown was £50 now £30 - 5 small, 2 medium Drawstring trousers were £45 now £27 - 5 medium, 6 large Knitted pullover was £115 now £69 - 8 small, 6 medium, 2 large Gather skirt was £45 now £27 - 2 small, 3 medium, 6 large to order visit www.selvedge.org Follow Selvedge on Twitter http://twitter.com/selvedgemag
The Selvedge shop is spic and span at last! We’re ready to welcome you and are open Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm. You can also join us for our ‘one day only’ summer sale. Meet the Selvedge team over elderflower cordial and cup cakes and take advantage of 15% off all drygoods and up to 50% off selected lines. Saturday 11 July, 12-5pm 162 Archway Road, London, N6 5BB www.selvedge.org