There is never an excuse for neglecting a blog but I think this one is quite good! I’ve spent the past 8 weeks interning at Selvedge Magazine in London. For those of you who are unaware of Selvedge, it is a bi-monthly magazine that focuses on all the textiles world has too offer- fashion, interiors, travel, shopping and fine art. As the magazine and shop is run by a close knit team of 6, I have been writing blog posts for Selvedge (See here and below). researching and writing the listings pages (Issues 59 & 60), packing orders and subscriptions, writing emails and so much more. Looking back I can’t quite believe how much I have done in the last 8 weeks!
The shop is full of constant temptation to spend all my student loan on candles, ribbons and the most beautiful textiles books, although at times it does ressemble sitting in an oven. The customers are some of the most interesting people I have met, everyone just loves the magazine and is always wanting to tell us about their lives and love of the craft. From America, Australia, Sweden, Germany- they treck across the globe towards thier textiles mecca!
- Offer to do everything!- Carrying boxes, unloading cars, making tea
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes or ask questions- they honestly don’t mind!
Feel free to email me for more information about my experience or with any questions- I will be happy to answer them.
Photographs courtesy of Selvedge