Selvedge magazine offers the world's finest textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing. Directed towards an international, discerning audience, Selvedge covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping. It is published every other month.
The trial issue features an interview by Yoshiko Wada with African-American quilter
Effie Mae Howard
, Jessica Hemmings chats to dancer-turned-designer
and Catherine Howard investigates the social and cultural manifestations of the
use of feathers in South America.
Other features include a section on
discussing the latest tends and essential ideas, a section
listing international exhibitions, fairs and up comings events as well as a section on
newly released books.
For anyone who thinks that the topic of textiles is limited to the mill, factory and shop – this issue will prove otherwise. We travel to high altitudes and remote locations to find fibres in extreme environments. At a time when a staggering 85% of the world's clothing is made from cotton it is of upmost importance to turn to natural fibres such as cashmere and alpaca. These are fibres that protect, warm and dry their wearers in the harshest possible conditions. Through putting this issue together we learnt that observing one's environment is a key component to any lasting design – as proven by the rich, floral legacy of Josef Frank, contemporary folk costumes of Europe and Liberty's ever-influential print department. From From South Korea, via Kyrgyzstan, to Sweden we explore the fibres, prints and traditions that give textiles their global variety and brilliance.