Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My new favourite magazine

Ooh ooh ooh I do love a new magazine. It's VERY expensive ($28.50 Australian dollars) but supremely gorgeous and I really don't know what took me so long to find it. Maybe not enough quality time spent at the Borders magazine department? Because that's how I found it, by accident, browsing while waiting to meet a very dear certain young someone in my life.

It's Selvedge magazine.

(I can hear many of you saying, well, derrrr.... okay, so I'm a bit, make that very, slow sometimes LOL)

Visit selvedge right now and you'll see a delightful vintage (1924) film clip of Australian sheep being shorn and wool being processed.

Another great find, courtesy of Selvedge magazine, the gorgeous creations of a Parisian designer, Sophie Digard, in softest merino wools. Each of these scarves is about 11 inches wide (27 cm). They are so finely crocheted they must have been made by tiny, but very busy, fairies.

Seriously, she is a very clever gal, almost as talented as me! ;-) I do love a combination of assured colour mixing together with deft technique.

The one thing I would like to know, is where her pieces are made and by whom. They are carried by a few retailers worldwide, so she couldn't possibly make them all herself. I am crossing my fingers that they are not sweatshopped. The prices reflect the amount of work in each piece, about $US270 at the moment. Even so, considering the time and labour, even at that price, costs would barely cover the bottom line. Trust me, I know.


castanet said...

Wow, Deb
I'm really impressed not just by your blog but also by your ETSY website! Well done there!
You didn't tell me you were involved in any of these kinds of products! All this while I thought you were in the writing business!!! Anyway, I hope you do splendidly well in your business and if there's any way I can be of help to you, please let me know. Be it writing or photography, I'll be glad to be of assistance to you. And don't worry about remuneration, Deb - - - I'll do it for free for a good friend of mine! :)
Seriously, well done! You deserve every bit of success and I'm damn sure it'll come very soon if it hasn't.



deb said...

Hi Khen
You crack me up! You are very kind with your comments!
Yes I was a writer (publishing then advertising) for a very long time, then of course it didn't fit in very well with full time motherhood! So I returned to my grand passion, which is visual arts, including painting and textile art. It fits in well with my life now.
I really appreciate your comments, Khen, because you know what you're talking about! Your offer is very kind and far too generous, and I may well take you up on it one day but only if I can reciprocate in some way.
I do a little writing these days, mainly voluntary, I must do more on my blog as I do enjoy it.
You are so sweet - you've made my day. Thanks again!
(And best wishes to you both, what an exciting time!)