Margo Selby

A few weeks ago I visited the shop and studio of Margo Selby, a fellow textile designer-maker who I’ve met at a few shows.

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Her business is much more established than mine, and I follow her every move with interest! I’m seriously impressed with (and jealous of ) her latest venture – a gallery in Bloomsbury. She has established a vibrant space with a thoughtful and considered collection of work by other designer makers including glass, jewellery, lamps and ceramics. The work all hangs together beautifully and complements Margo’s own colourful textiles.

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She was very kind in letting me nose around her studio space in the basement of the building. So tidy! I am often jealous of other peoples’ organised, spacious and calm-seeming studios. I have a big space, but its divided up into little rooms and has weird built in fittings, nasty flooring and an orange ceiling. I haven’t had the time to do anything about it.

Anyway, back to Margo’s:

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Her loom

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Mill-woven fabrics for making into cushions and other small pieces.

She’s recently brought out a range of clip-top purses in her lovely fabrics which I really like.

I bought some buttons.

There are more photos of the studio and gallery here.

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