Selvedge is published every two months and retails at the eyebrow-raising price of £9.95 an issue. I had leafed through it in the shop several times before I took the plunge to buy an issue, and fell in love with it.
It is just a beautiful magazine with gorgeous photos and illustrations:
John Byrne in Harris Tweed? I like.
Really interesting articles on textile history from around the world:
Article about a group of Congolese men who dress in immaculate, brightly coloured suits to show their peaceful ideals
And some tutorials:
Interestingly, this guide to making tea towel bunting is from the same book, 'A Passion for Quilting,' that was also featured in Mollie Makes a few issues ago!
I have to admit that I like that this magazine makes me feel intelligent (vanity!) as it is not twee cutesy in any way, and the historic and cultural articles appeal to my museum-loving side. It's not really a crafts magazine per se, but is aimed at people who love learning about fabric and textiles. £9.95 an issue is a price not to be sniffed at, but an annual subscription is about £50, which isn't bad at all. I think that a subscription would make a great present for a textile lover.
What do you think? Do you read Selvedge? Would you buy it?
p.s Glad to hear that a few of you have had success selling your Mollie Makes on eBay too!