All images: Alice Klouzková.
Applications are open for the Selvedge World Fair 2021 and we want to hear from you if you are a maker of handmade textiles. The 2021 event, celebrating cloth, culture and creativity, will take place over five days: 31 August - 4 September. The event will represent textile traditions from at least fifty countries and will include virtual workshops, talks and panel discussions. It is free to apply, and if you are selected, free to take part in. The 2021 selections will be made by six independent panels grouped according to continent. There will be an additional category of cross-cultural collaborations, for work produced as a result of a collaboration between two or more individuals from different geographic regions. The selection panels will be looking for the following: Does the work connect to the cultural heritage of the maker's home country or countries? Does it represent the diversity of handmade textile production around the world? Is the work environmentally and economically sustainable?
For inspiration, take a look at the Artisan Page for Alice Klouzková, who took part in 2020. Klouzková is a Czech fashion designer, curator and lecturer whose main focus is on traditional handcraft techniques and their use in contemporary fashion. In her own artistic practice, she often employs indigo print, a technique she promotes worldwide. She is the curator of the successful Blue Innovation exhibition project, presenting contemporary trends in Czech indigo textile printing, which has toured in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary and Japan. She teaches at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and heads the Studio of Fashion Design at Scholastika, the school of contemporary arts.
Shop Alice Klouzková Products from Selvedge World Fair 2020.
For more information about applying visit www.selvedge.org