Meet The Maker – Margo Selby

Margo Selby - Textile Artist

Margo Selby – Textile Artist

Margo trained in textile design at Chelsea College of Art and Design and then followed this with a postgraduate degree at The Royal College of Art, graduating in 2001. On graduating Margo initially worked as a woven textile designer for industrial mills. It was during this time she united her innovative hand-woven constructions with industrial machinery to create the unique 3-dimensional fabrics that were to become the trademark of the Margo Selby Brand.

Belle Large scarf

Belle Large scarf

Margo is a weaver and colourist, the geometric and organised patterns used in her designs are inspired by the repetitive, structured and disciplined weaving process. 

Argyl throw

Argyl throw

Margo’s fabrics have originally been created on a hand loom and are often inspired by the design process where her patterns are led by the development of the weave construction. 

Woodstock Throw

Woodstock Throw

Connecting with the materials in a hands on way whilst making on a hand-loom enables a greater understanding of the construction and behaviour of the materials and their impact on the final fabric as they are crafted together in different fibre and construction combinations. 

Nichirin large scarf

Nichirin large scarf

Her designs lend themselves beautifully to many different product styles that are available in sumptuous colour and texture combinations.  Her patterns are a dynamic juxtaposition of image and colour and portray Margo’s love of repetitive geometric pattern, striking colour and 3-dimensional texture.  

Rosa scarf

Rosa scarf

They combine Margo Selbys expert use of colour and understanding of pattern to create unique pieces of artwork as well as luxurious fashion accessories.

Auckland extra large scarf

Auckland extra large scarf

Margo’s first collection was launched in 2003 with the help of a development award from The Crafts Council. Margo now works from her design studio in the creative seaside town of Whitstable.

Calypso extra large scarf

Calypso extra large scarf

The trademark patterned and textured products are fast becoming coveted contemporary classics and Margo is now established as a pioneer within contemporary textiles.

Lola Clasp Purse

Lola Clasp Purse

Heart Gallery is proud to showcase Margo’s collection of purses, make-up bags, larger bags and scarves so do bob in soon to see a selection of her colourful creations.

Group of Clasp purses

Group of Clasp purses

 

 

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