Image: Tentmakers of Cairo.
We have turned twelve artwork from twelve of the Selvedge World Fair artisans into fridge magnets. The sets of four magnets make a perfect stocking filler for any textile enthusiast or use them to positions scarves or fabric scraps to your your noticeboard. The Selvedge World Fair 2020 magnets come in three sets of four magnets and feature work by Wissa Wassef, Tentmakers of Cairo, Anna-Karin Jobs Arnberg and Rosa Miranda; Multicolores, Ock Pop Tock, Jaad Kuujus & Asif Shaikh and Mati Ventrillon, Somporn Intaraprayong, Bokja and Matluba Bazarova. Made of tin plated steel with a strong magnetic backing the 5 x 5cm magnets will affix to any magnetic surface.
Image: Wissa Wassef.
Here’s an example of the artwork featured in one set: Wissa Wassef, Egypt, see Selvedge Issue 92 Comfort. The Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre specialises in the production of wool and cotton tapestries. It was set up in 1952 by Wassef, an architect and educator, to foster creative freedom by teaching children the ancient art of weaving. Tentmakers of Cairo, Egypt, see Selvedge Issue 65 Pop. Hosam Al Farouk and Tarek Al Safety (Tentmakers of Cairo) make canvas-backed cotton quilts embellished with colourful needle-turned applique, meant to hang upright. Creating Egyptian tent hangings is an ancient art, practised since the time of the Pharaohs.
Image: Anna-Karin Jobs Arnberg
Anna-Karin Jobs Arnberg, Sweden, see Selvedge Issue 96 Nordic. Anna-Karin Jobs Arnberg is the handicraft consultant at Dalarna Museum, Sweden. She is an advocate for wear- ing the traditional dress of her home village, Dala-Floda, where there is a long history of embroidering stylistic floral motifs - Påsöm - on folk clothing. Rosa Miranda, Chile, see Selvedge Issue 65 Pop. This traditional choapino (floor mat) from Chiloé is made by knotting sheep’s wool. It is an indigenous Huilliche response to Spanish textiles. The flower design is inspired by the designs in the cross-stitch magazines that nuns brought to the area from Spain.
For Christmas 2020 we have worked with some of our favourite designers to create Selvedge-inspired gifts. These also include a Selvedge blanket by Wallace Sewell and a notebook, a magazine box file and a haberdashery box covered in Cambridge Imprint-designed Selvedge paper.Buy the Selvedge World Fair 2020 magnets and many more gifts at Selvedge Goods.