Shopper's Diary: Selvedge Dry Goods in London by

Issue 41 · Oktoberfest · October 12, 2012

Shopper's Diary: Selvedge Dry Goods in London

Issue 41 · Oktoberfest · October 12, 2012

I recently dropped in at the Selvedge Dry Goods store in London, ground zero for the textile lover. Founded by Polly Leonard, the force behind Selvedge Magazine (an international source of all contemporary textile knowledge), the shop is a must-visit for anyone interested in fabrics.

N.B.: Leonard gathers talented creative makers in a church hall twice a year for the Selvedge Fair; this year, the Selvedge Winter Fair is moving to larger premises and is not to be missed.

Photography by Christine Hanway for Remodelista

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Above: Selvedge's collection of scarves include pieces by artists Sophie Digard and Khadi & Co.

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Above: Leonard uses every inch of available space to display the talents of creative makers like Tamar Mogendorff.

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Above: German textile designer Margaret Häusler creates Linen Cushions, where each gradient is hand painted onto the linen using natural dyes.

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Above: Gradient Linen Tote Bags by Margaret Häusler.

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Above: Vintage wood display cases provide a good home for the dry goods.

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Above: Painted tambourines and colored ribbons add a festive air.

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Above: Liberty Print Bias Binding on display.

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Above: The ceiling is used to display Tamar Mogendorff birdcages..

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Above: The Selvedge Dry Goods store carries a variety of haberdashery items, including a line from Merchant and Mills.

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Above: Kitchen utensils displayed on Fog Linen Works table linen.

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Above: Tamar Mogdendorff bird houses sit on vintage school chairs.

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Above: The Selvedge Magazine comes out six times a year.

N.B. An urge to see more textiles? See 157 back issues of Textiles.



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