Selvedge World Fair Calendar 2021
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Selvedge 2021 calendar.
This calendar features 12 beautiful textiles inspired featured in Selvedge World Fair 2020. Printed on white matt 178grams stock, 240 mm x 483 mm.
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Mati Ventrillon, Scotland, see Selvedge Issue 60
Fair Isle is an island off Scotland’s north coast, be- tween Orkney and Shetland. Ventrillon is a crofter continuing hundreds of years of tradition, producing garments using fine local yarns stranded in a double layer to create multicolour patterns.
Somporn Intaraprayong, Thailand, see Selvedge Issue 87
Intaraprayong is a self-taught artist creating garments and accessories from natural fabrics dyed using local indigo plants. Teaching hand sewing in rural communities throughout Thailand, she champions local production and creative development.
Bokja, Republic of Lebanon, see Selvedge Issue 64
Bokja was established in 2000 by Huda Baroudi, a fabric collector and Maria Hibri, an antiques expert. Behind every Bokja design is a diverse team of artisans from countries including Iraq, Syria, Kurdistan, Egypt and Lebanon.
Matlub Bazarova, Uzbekistan, see Selvedge Issue 8 The Bukhara Region Artisans Craft Development
Centre teaches traditional Uzbek needlework using naturally dyed silk threads. A typical Suzani design consists of flowers on thin branches evenly distributed or round rosettes framed by long stems.
Wissa Wassef, Egypt, see Selvedge Issue 92
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
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
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
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.
Multicolores, Guatemala, see Selvedge Issue 95
Designed and crafted by Juana Hermelinda Tíu, from Multicolores. Multicolores artists take inspiration from Maya motifs, but use a non-traditional hand-hooking technique, recycling knit fabrics. This design was inspired by a huipil (woven blouse).
Ock Pop Tok, Laos, see Selvedge Issue 98
Ock Pop Tok is an artisan social enterprise based in Luang Prabang, Laos. It was founded in 2000 by Joanna Smith (UK) and Veomanee Douangdala (Laos) to sup- port local weavers and market textiles made using tradi- tional weaving techniques.
Meghann O'Brien, Canada, see Selvedge Issue 90
Chilkat weaving. Meghann O'Brien created Kuugan Jaad III (Mouse Woman III) using the naaxiin (Chilkat) techniques of the indigenous Northwest Coast people of Canada. The iconography is created using two strand twining and three strand braiding.
Asif Shaikh, India, see Selvedge Issue 77
Asif Shaikh has explored a spectrum of traditional embroidery techniques from different regions of India. Chain stitch Aari embroidery is created using the Aari needle, which is notched to form a hook. This design uses motifs found in Mughal Art.