Iliana Taliotis

PR & project management | Art, design, craft & culture

Christmas Textiles

Cristina Schek

My last task of 2016 was a particularly enjoyable one: I took the Founder of Selvedge magazine, Polly Leonard to Woman’s Hour for an interview with Jenni Murray about the heritage of some of our favourite Christmas textile traditions. Polly talked about the origins of the Santa suit, stockings and ribbons – and even gave the Woman's Hour listeners instructions for making a bespoke Christmas tree fairy.