Selvedge World Fair 2020 Set of 4 Fridge Magnets (featuring Mati Ventrillon, Somporn Intaraprayong, Bokja & Matluba Bazarova)
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):
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.
Matluba 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.