Thursday, 16 September 2010

Selvedge magazine - my all-time favourite periodical

July/August 2010
(the next edition will be arriving any day now)


What has this bag got to do with Selvedge magazine?

I bought on ebay, the most monumental velvet curtain to cut down and recover the sofa cushions. Unpicking it I discovered that the material had originated from The Royal Ontario Museum. I was blown away with the selvedges and the faded unpicked seams which were too good to waste. On seeing my newly made shoulder bag Debs the teacher* at my soft furnishing class, said people make an art form of selvedges. Getting home I googled selvedge and up came Selvedge magazine. I instantly got where they were coming from. So much so, I've bought all the back-issues. They have gone into the cupboard together with all the other bits and bobs. I ration myself to reading one only very occasionally, otherwise I would totally o.d. The amazing talent people have is a tad unsettling. A bit like this blogging lark.

The bag does draw lots of comments, one guy even asked if he could stroke it. There's a chat-up line. At my time of life. I had to go and have a lie-down, it was all too much for me.

*pretty goods blog


  1. Hey! I recognise that bag!
    I also see you have mastered some more blogging skills - well done. You now need to learn how to insert a link - next tutorial perhaps?

  2. Aaaaaah! What's a link? Can't you just tell guys, what a super-star teacher Debs is? And no I'm not teacher's pet, far from it!