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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.

Festival of Britain 2011

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As we are sure you know by now, the Southbank Centre is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain. There is an abundance of things to see and do over the four months. Be sure not to miss 'Vintage' by Hemingway Design, set to be "a collector's dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages."  Stretching alongside the river outside Royal Festival Hall are colourful, customised beach huts filled with surprises; one is a nautical library and another is an exhibition of vintage swimwear...  

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Time for tea...

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If anyone can the Women's Institute can, recently they've been busy knitting tea cosies for the Yorkshire Rainforest Project, with the mission to save an area of rainforest the size of Yorkshire. Every day of May, a tea cosy will be auctioned off on ebay (click here to bid). Follow Yorkshire Tea on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest auction action and see sneak peak of the cosies here...

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Win a stay in Norfolk...

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With our latest issue, you could win two-night stay for two at the Manor Coach House, a luxury self catering cottage in Cley, built in 1825. With this as your base you can set out to uncover the rich textile history of the area (see issue 40, pgs 60 - 65) and return each evening to relax in a garden full of honeysuckle, ivy and wild roses. To enter you must answer the following question: Which colour is associated with historic textiles from Norwich? Please click here to send your answer. Good luck!

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Sale Spectacular!

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Selvedge is offering an exciting 50% off a selected range of luxury drygoods* to make room for new stock!  Sophie Digard scarves are half price at £100 and necklaces start from £42.50. Luisa Cevese bags are perfect for a weekend getaway from only £15... Please enter the promotional code 'SUNSHINE'. Be quick - offer ends midnight Sunday 15th May 2011! SHOP ONLINE NOW *Subject to availability, excludes P&P.

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World Textile Weekend

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As part of Stroud International Textiles, the 'World Textile Weekend' spring fair will take place in the village hall of the attractive Cotswold village of Bisely. Myriad textiles, sourced from all corners of the world, will be presented by stall holders that include Barbie Campbell Cole (jackets, scarves and ethnic jewellery) and author of 'World Textiles' and 'Textiles of the Islamic World', John Gillow. Saturday 14th May - Sunday 15th May.  

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