I’m excited to announce that I have been appointed to the selection committee for Selvedge World Fair 2021.
The three-day virtual event, a celebration of cloth, culture and creativity, will present the work of over 100 artisans, bringing together varied – and in some cases endangered – textile traditions from more than 60 countries. Visitors will be able to buy handmade treasures, take part in online workshops and watch and participate in talks on textile-related themes. Expect indigo dyers from Japan, baskets makers from Swaziland, and rug weavers from Uzbekistan and many more.
Taking place over five days 31 August – 4 September 2021, the event will celebrate handmade textiles and makers from more than fifty countries.
The Selvedge World Fair is a celebration of cloth culture and creativity
Due to the number of applicants to the 2020 event, the 2021 selections will be made by six separate independent panels, by continent, with an additional category of cross-cultural collaborations. Each selection panel will include people who live or work in the same area as the applicants.
I’ll be on the European panel with
- Alvaro Catalán de Ocón @AlvaroCatalandeocon – Designer
- Shirin Melikova @shirinmelik – Director of Azerbaijan Carpet Museum
Open to all textile makers
The event celebrates all cultures. There is no distinction made between the developed and developing worlds. All artisans are presented on an equal footing. The event is free to enter and if selected free to participate. Selvedge aims to cover all reasonable artisan expenses.
If you are a maker, I encourage you to apply applications are open until the end of November – here is a link to the application.