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PATCH UP: THE SKIRTS THAT HELPED HEAL A NATION / SELVEDGE 83

PATCH UP: THE SKIRTS THAT HELPED HEAL A NATION / SELVEDGE 83

“A feestrok, or celebration skirt, is a patchwork that was specially made to celebrate the liberation of the Netherlands from German occupation  at the end of World War Two. This particular type of skirt is also known as a bevrijdingsrok (liberation skirt), levensrok (life skirt) or oranjerok (orange skirt). (…) The skirt, or feestrok, was...
BLURRED LINES / SELVEDGE Nº 81 JAPAN BLUE

BLURRED LINES / SELVEDGE Nº 81 JAPAN BLUE

“Shibori ripples across the globe. This ancient dye and resist craft takes its name from the Japanese verb meaning “to wring, squeeze or press” and has became an umbrella term for over 100 different techniques. A plethora of pleating, folding, clamping, tying, stitching, wrapping and binding methods have developed in Japan over centuries to create...
NORTHERN LIGHTS: ASTRID KROGH'S LUMINESCENT TEXTILE DESIGN / SELVEDGE

NORTHERN LIGHTS: ASTRID KROGH’S LUMINESCENT TEXTILE DESIGN / SELVEDGE

Danish artist and designer Astrid Krogh uses textiles to illuminate dark spaces. Her many artworks and installations harness the power of natural light, while her illuminated tapestries and neon wallpapers use colour and glare to animate the spaces around them.                              ...
FAUX-PAST / SELVEDGE 78

FAUX-PAST / SELVEDGE 78

How textiles of the past came to be in the wardrobes of today. “Walking down the high street, looking into the shop windows of Zara, Topshop, Mango and others, each store has more than a dozen different and incredibly varied textiles on show. In one window I saw a sweatshirt made of something pretending to...
MADE IN INDIA: THE FASHION FOR INDIAN TEXTILES IN THE UNITED STATES / SELVEDGE 76 MAYO-JUNIO 2017

MADE IN INDIA: THE FASHION FOR INDIAN TEXTILES IN THE UNITED STATES / SELVEDGE 76 MAYO-JUNIO 2017

“When the first patterned cottons entered Europe from India, their benefits were instantrly obvious: brilliantly coloured, polished to a beautiful shiny surface, comfortable and washable without colours fading or running.”   Selvedge magazine, nº 76, p. 52 El nuevo nº de la revista Selvedge, especializada en textiles, tiene como siempre interesantes artículos entre los que...
FRAGANCED FIBRES / SELVEDGE

FRAGANCED FIBRES / SELVEDGE

  Selvedge magazine, issue 67, The migration issue. November 2015. Pag. 38. Katia Johansen delves deep into the history of perfumed textiles. Selvedge magazine, issue 67, The migration issue. November 2015. “Smells contain worlds of information, condensing time, culture and distance. Combined with textiles an costume, smell provides a potent link to the past. It’s...
AIMING HIGH / SELVEDGE

AIMING HIGH / SELVEDGE

  “How a man who dreamed of flying raised the hopes of his village…” Selvedge magazine, nº 66,  pág. 52. “To delve deeper into the craft, understand where the materials came from, how they were made, why they were made in a particular way… this was very important to me. The people of Bagru, who...
HISTORY REPEATING / SELVEDGE

HISTORY REPEATING / SELVEDGE

Selvedge magazine, nº 62, pág. 22. “Spanish fashion labels are thriving on the high street -at last count Zara has 6.000 shops  in 88 countries and also owns brands such as Bershka, Pull & Bear and Massimo Dutti- Mango and Desigual occupy a significant amount of retail space too. But visit the country and you’ll...
WILD INNOCENCE / SELVEDGE 62

WILD INNOCENCE / SELVEDGE 62

Philip Fimmano admiers photographer Vee Speers’ unfurling imagination. “The landscapes of children’s imaginations know no boundaries and have the power to transcend reasoning and logic. Dressing up, role-playing and telling stories sweeps us away to a magical plane, where flora end fauna can provide props. Vee Speers’ hand-coloured photographs transform childhood memories into haunting portraits...
SPUN GOLD / SELVEDGE APRIL

SPUN GOLD / SELVEDGE APRIL

Why saffron is the most expensive dye stuff in the world.   Selvedge magazine, mº 57, Mars-April 2014, pag. 12.   Selvedge magazine, mº 57, Mars-April 2014. Consulta aquí el sumario.