The Margo Selby X Love Welcomes Patchwork Blanket Project launched for International Women's Day. Both our studios are all-women teams.
Textile artist and designer Margo Selby is working with refugee social enterprise Love Welcomes to launch a new project. We have donated our extensive archive of remnants to Love Welcomes for their recently opened workshop employing women from a refugee background based in London. Margo has worked closely with these women to make individual textile artworks that can be used as hangings or for practical purposes.
The first series of 25 unique blankets were released through Love Welcomes and issued with a letter of authenticity signed by Margo Selby.
Each blanket is a unique composition of beautifully juxtaposed Margo Selby textiles. Colour blocks and patterns of varying scales are constructed and stitched together with an instinctive and freeform approach; each piece is an abstract artwork. They are one-offs, each one never-to-be repeated; an idiosyncratic archive of Margo Selby woven textile design (the last examples in some cases), filtered through the sensibilities of the makers and the collaborative process. This initial series comprises 25 individual patchwork art blankets – now available for sale.
“This year’s International Women’s Day has a focus on breaking the bias. At Love Welcomes we do not believe that anyone from a refugee background should be thought of as a ‘problem’. We believe that by giving a loving welcome to people we enable them to be an asset to our community and to enable their own self-empowerment. Margo and her team generously enable this, as do all our supporters and customers. We are so grateful.”
– Abi Hewitt, Love Welcomes.
Project launch: March 2022