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Textile events in Stockholm

Two intense days of great experiences and fun meetings.

Here are a few:

Lomakka at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.

And Almgren Silk Weaving on Södermalm in Stockholm.

The exhibition continues t o m 21 February. SEE IT!


Innovative and exciting. Technical brilliance grounded in the craft. In a stunning setting!


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VERONICA NYGREN  at  Thielska galleriet på Djurgården i Stockholm, until 31 maj.


Hedvig Hedqvist writes about  Veronica Nygren i next VÄV!


JORD, NAVAJOGOBELIN, 1983 65 x 100 cm.



LIN MORGON, 130×230 cm. Navajogobelin. By Handarbetets Vänner, Kajsastina Wickman, master weaver. 1994.


HAREN OM HÖSTEN, 150×200 cm Navajogobelin. By Handarbetets Vänner, Kajsastina Wickman, master in weaving, 1982.




 The Large Gallery displays Finnish rugs.

It is a very nice selection showing the technique, history and artists significance.

Do you want to learn more about the Finnish ryorna and Finnish textile published vävmagasinet 4/10 a major theme issue.



Desgin Ritva Puotila, by  FINSKA HANDARBETETS VÄNNER. www.visithelsinki.fi


Bedcover in rya from Dr. Tuomas Sopanen collections. 


The Little Gallery at the HV displayed original designs from the 1950s and ’60s, along with

newly developed embroidery designed by Ann-Sofie Svansbo.

The embroideries are designed the known textile artists to Östergötland County Hemslöjdsförening

and is now on the New Museum in Linköping.

Anna Lindqvist, New Museum and Ann-Sofie Svansbo, Hemslöjden in Östergötland,

has written the book Embroidery from the 50th and 60th centuries where the newly developed

designs with descriptions available together with texts about the artists.

The book can be ordered through Bokdisken. www.vavmagasinet.se.

See the exhibition, buy a pack materials and embroider your way through some of the great

artists pattern.



Silverrosor by Elsa Agélii.


New design by Ann-Sofie Svansbo.


And finally a big thanks to the Friends you for creating this opportunity for exhibitions.

We look forward to many textile experiences to come.



Brinna för vävning (Brinna= burning (enthusiastic for something) for weaving on Matchmuseum in Jönköping, Sweden

The heat strikes me when I step into the exhibition space. What a creativity!

Hand Weavers in Jönköping is a group for everyone who wants to weave.

The exhibition runs through March 1 and for us it was well worth 260 km solely for this.

The area has great restaurants if you want something in your stomach.

You’ve come to the right place!





From a workshop.


Stickor på rad, (Matches on a row) weftwise repp, Carina Stavander.


Solstickepojke in damask, Irma Edstrand.


Solasken and Brinnande kvist, Catharina Åstrand.

brinna-for-vaven_MG_6079PlaP och kudde i Plaids and cushion in honeycomb by Maria Gustavsson.


Burning by Jill Englund.

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Miss Match by Klara Nero.


Rugs: Solglitter i vågorna, AnnMari Turesson, Eld och sot, Ing-Brith Jonsson, rug by Annmari Adelin.



Woven jewelry: Lena Gunnarsson and Eva Hannerz.


Poncho, Karin Samuelsson.


Bracelet, Ing-Brith Jonsson.

Thought-provoking facts! What do we do to get education, study and therapy departments to understand the value of weaving, at all levels!



A little story:

When we were visiting a woman comes in and wants to learn to weave. Come join the association, we have a weaving workshop !. How was it resolved. Lovely!


Floating Threads from HV

The textile crafts and textile art needs to be seen!

It’s refreshing when it is done in new contexts.

Riche little bar in Stockholm shows between December 3 and January 17 an installation of textile art from HV;

Tapestries, photo collage of embroidery designed by Edna Martin, soaring turquoise takpällar” with a textile ornate maritime backdrop.

Opening evening to honor all got a nice box with a jellyfish embroidery with the admonition to embroider!

Best embroidery honored with an embroidery course at HV.

During the evening went embroidery around among the visitors.



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Alice Lund – Carpets are in the air

The library in Borlänge show up Wednesday 26th of November a fine exhibition of carpets from Alice Lund Textiles.

When we were in the studio this weekend we saw a brand new,  rölakansmatta with fine blends of fields (see  photo).

The library was shown rölakan, rosepath and photos of several interiors made over the years.

We wish ALT (Alice Lund Textiles) good luck and will return with a reportage in the VÄV-Scandinavian Weaving Magazine 2/15.

Some highlights of the exhibition:

From left Frida Lindberg, owner of Alice Lund Textiles front of a rölakansmatta woven at Alice Lund Textiles.

New rölakansmatta, design Alice Lund.

An interior of the exhibition, quite right retro with  samples for drapery delivered to the Embassy in Beijing.

The carpet is another variation of the one in the middle.

Below, a classic rug, “Lund-carpet” in the rosepath. Traditional yet completely private, as it should be at Alice Lund!


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Visit VÄV, the next issue is nearly ready for print…

Hi all the friends to VÄV!

The Friday blog will not be an outsidereportage

but a glimpse behind the walls of Vävmagasinet.

This weekend is the weekend for READING and CHECKING

Next week goes Vävmagasinet to print!