Selvedge is the magazine for those who are obsessed with fabrics, their infinite shades, touches and a thousand weaves of yarns. It was born from an idea of Polly Leonard, an English woman who has dedicated a lifetime to studying them. After more than 10 years of teaching in English universities in the field of design, he created Selvedge in 2013 with the aim of making it a unique magazine where you can immerse yourself very deeply in the study of this specific sector.
Selvedge has become a reference for artisans who work fabrics with their hands and over time it has become a real reference brand that creates courses and products dedicated to those who work with fabrics every day.
Number of pages: 94
Issue 98 - The Northern Highlights
If you've ever pulled out your knitting on a train, you'll have a firsthand experience of the social magnetism of a ball of yarn. There is something about knitting in public that attracts people, their curiosity overwhelms them. As we've learned over the past year though, fabric making can be a wonderful solo occupation, a calming and almost meditative activity, and as revealed in a Fitbit-sponsored survey, knitting lowers your heart rate more than any other hobby. But it is the bond that fabrics have with the community that is what we are focusing on in this issue. The relative low cost and simplicity of the equipment and materials needed for textile work make them perfect for group projects: from a quilted bee to the ambitious decor of the iconic Timberline Lodge undertaken by Margery Hioffman Smith and a team of inexperienced volunteers during the great depression in the 1930s in America.