Selvedge is a magazine that acknowledges the significance of textiles as a part of everyone’s story. We are surrounded by cloth from the cradle to the grave and by exploring our universal emotional connection to fibre we share the stories and values that mean the most to us. From why we love the sound of a needle pulling thread through taut linen, to why we are fascinated by the clothes we wear and the fibres we unknowingly rely on. There are many sides to every story and Selvedge is dedicated to finding and nurturing textiles from every angle. We believe that textiles unite all humanity and in surveying the development of society it is clear that from a spider’s web to the world-wide web, textiles appear as the protagonist.
It is with this thought that we hope to widen our net as well as our own horizons with everything we do, Join us and make our stories part of your story.
“You can go anywhere in the world and as long as you’re with people who love textiles – you are in some way at home.” – Polly Leonard
From week long workshops in the South of France to half day guided tours through otherwise unseen textile archives, Selvedge events form a huge part of the Selvedge community. Time and time again we hear how people have left a Selvedge event or workshop feeling not only more inspired than when they arrived but that they have made new and lasting friendships with other participants.
Nurturing and promoting the designers and makers who inspire us is crucial to the Selvedge ethos – they are as much a part of our story as we are theirs – without them Selvedge would not exist. The Selvedge Fairs are not only for the designers and makers behind the things we love, they are for the Selvedge readers and community. A literal meeting point for conversation, appreciation and of course the joys of acquiring your very own collection of beautifully made wares.