When my subscription copy of Selvedge arrives in the mailbox every couple of months I almost literally jump for joy. I love it. I have to drop everything I'm doing, tear open the packaging and devour every page.
The magazine's tag line is: The fabric of your life: textiles in fashion, fine art, interiors, travel and shopping. Full of work by inspirational talented artisans from around the world, each issue of this English publication is a joy. It covers fine textiles in every context and features artists, students, designers, collections, techniques, traditions, interiors, exhibitions and more.
An example of the often off-beat textile art that Selvedge features. The work of Claire Moynihan, they are embroidered "Insect Pest Balls".
Felt Bunny Egg Cosies from Parkhaus Berlin.
Daniela Gregis bag crocheted from linen and cotton.
Sophie Diggard scarf and necklace in the most beautiful colours.
All of these items except the Insect Pest Balls are available from the Selvedge online shop which is full of gorgeous goodies.
In Sydney you can buy Selvedge at some newsagents, but it's much cheaper to subscribe. And then you get the joy of a wonderful surprise in your letterbox. There is a new issue due to arrive any day... it will be an extra happy Friday for me if it arrives today.