Selvedge World Fair 2020 Set of 4 Fridge Magnets (featuring Wissa Wassef, Tentmakers of Cairo, Anna-Karin Jobs Arnberg & Rosa Miranda)
Made of tin plated steel with a strong magnetic backing these 5 x 5cm magnets will affix to any magnetic surface. Water-resistant. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Featuring designs from (in order of appearance):
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.
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.
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.