Issue 59 Folklore
Textiles of the people, by the people and for the people
This issue of Selvedge tells a tale of colourful, patterned textiles. We visit Mexico where the rebozo represents both function and beauty.
With British Folk Art coming to Tate Britain we find out how this type of art stretches traditional definitions and offers new types of creativity. Our articles on Peggy Angus, and Lesley Jackson’s survey of the history of block printing, show how fresh and modern patterns from the 50s still look.
And for stories of folk inspired fashion turn to the work of Stella Jean and Susanne Bisovsky whose glorious collections draw on a diverse ranges of people and places.