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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.

Put a spring in your step...

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Country Living are inviting us to 'Celebrate Spring in Style' by visiting their Spring Fair, 23-27 March 2011. At the fair you'll find silk tea dresses; trinkets; homewares; handmade soaps and lots of  lovely items for your home and garden. We have 10 tickets to give away, to apply please click here to enter your details... Winners will be announced 14 March. If you are unlucky then as a Selvedge reader you can purchase tickets for just £11.50 (usual price is £16) quoting the code CLSPRING2. Enjoy!

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Clothes of the Land...

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Dover Street Market's latest window display Clothes of the Land: Timeless Fashion, created by Egg, features the collection of costume designer and textile expert Bryony Thomasson, who began her career with a stall on Portobello Road. The display of homespun peasant clothing from 18th and 19th century France is part of Bryony's extensive collection which she gathered from her travels and adventures. The display will be on show until 14 March. Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LT

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Treasure Trove

Exhibitions Historical textiles Selvedge shows and workshops

The Textile Society's annual Antique Textile Fair in Manchester is an event not to be missed. Held at the Armitage Centre, 6 March 2011, 10am-4.30pm, you'll find an array of beautiful textiles, from ethnic fabrics and haberdashery to costume dealers and vintage clothing. While you're there why not visit the Selvedge stall, renew your subscription and peruse our hand-crafted range of drygoods. Find out more about the fair and speakers by visiting www.textilesociety.org

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Rewind Play Forward

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This is the last opportunity to apply for the 'Rewind Play Forward'  Biennial being held in the historic city of Kaunas, Lithuania. 'Rewind personal story' and 'Rewind into the future' are the two separate categories for entry, focussing on narrative visual stories and smart textiles respectively. The deadline for application is 15 February 2011. Find out more information and how to apply here.

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Win... Baby Cashmere book

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How can you resist these faces? We have three copies of the new Baby Cashmere book (featured on page 49 issue 38) to give away. Beautifully photographed, it tells the story of Mongolia's Hircus Goat and the extraordinary journey Loro Piana take in their quest for excellence. It'll be the softest hardback on your bookshelf. Please click here to send us your details for your chance to win...

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