As we approach the holidays, I want to express my personal and heartfelt gratitude for your encouragement and support of the Magazine during this challenging year. We simply would not have made it without you.
We commissioned Rufina Bazlova to create our Christmas message.
Rufina Bazlova is a Belarusian artist who works in textiles, illustration, performance, and costume design. In 2020 she gained an international profile for her series 'The History of Belarusian Vyzhyvanka', which uses traditional folk embroidery to depict the peaceful social movement against the violent government suppression in Belarus, her home country. From her home in Prague where she has lived for five years, Rufina creates embroidered drawings depicting Belarusians speaking out against the dictatorship.
Enjoy and have a happy holidays!
Polly Leonard and the Selvedge Magazine Team
Image: Rufina Bazlova, The Marathon for Freedom.
Find out more about Rufina's work here: @rufinabazlova