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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.

Wrap up warm

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Stay cosy this winter in a hand knitted alpaca hat. Available for all the family; sizes S and M for children and sizes L and XL for adults. Choose from oatmeal, brown, grey and black. And don't forget your matching scarf! Receive a 20% discount on all Pip-Squeak Chapeau Etc alpaca knits Enter the promotional code 'PSC11' Offer ends 31 January 2011 Shop online now

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L'Aiguille En Fête

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Selvedge is delighted to be travelling to Paris this year for L'Aigiulle En Fête (Aiguille meaning Needle). There are over 230 exhibitor's stalls to browse, a wide selection of workshops and an extensive lace exhibition. We'd love to see you there and have 5 pairs of tickets worth €24 to give away. To win a pair please click here to send your details or comment below... L'Aiguille En Fête, 10-13 February, Grande Halle de la Villette, 211, avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris, 75019, France

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New Year Honours

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Our congratulations go to Julius Schofield, chairman of Texprint, who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List for services to the fashion industry. Professor Wendy Dagworthy, Head of the School of Fashion & Textiles at the Royal College of Art has also been honoured with an OBE. Both individuals are dedicated to fostering new talent and you can see Fashion & Textiles 'work in progress' exhibition at the RCA until 19 January, 10-5. Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU.

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How to knit an Afghan Hound

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Our craft project from issue 38 comes from Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne's new book - 'Best in Show' and teaches how to knit an Afghan Hound. You can download the pattern and materials list from the Selvedge website by clicking here. If you'd like to read more about the pair's company Muir and Osborne then pick up the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Selvedge and turn to page 26... Enjoy.

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Win tickets to Unravel...

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Selvedge has a good feeling about 2011 and to kick start the year we have four pairs of tickets worth £18 for Unravel at Farnham Maltings. This festival of knitting (sponsored by Selvedge) will take place on the 26-27 February. During the weekend you can take part in a class led by Alison Ellen, browse John Arbon's yarn collection, peruse Selvedge's drygoods range and even book an appointment at the surgery  to cure your knitting blues. Click here to send us your details for your chance to win.

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