Handicraft in Fashion and Fashion in Handicraft
Birgitta took us on a journey through the history of fashion and handicraft.
Innovative designers breaking the boundaries with molecule shoes, laser cut birch bark and a dress turning in to water.
Brooches on the vanity, pagan viking fashion
Step by step Annika was sharing some interesting facts about how women really dressed during the pagan time of the viking age. Finds from Viking burials shows that the viking women dressed differently to the images we are used to seeing.
Weaving, Nordic techniques applied to fabrics
From Lena we learnt the importance to plan the materials correctly at the start of a new weaving project. What type of wool that is used and how the yarn is spun. It was amazing to feel and compare how a range of treatments and qualities to the material creates a different end result.
DISCOVER NORDIC CULTURE THROUGH TEXTILES
A day of seminars from an insider’s perspective
We brought together three inspirational speakers, in a one day event
They shared fascinating insights into the history, techniques and materials
that form the Nordic style and strong cultural identity today
DESIRÉE KÖSTER COUTURE
Desirée Köster was the host and presenter during the day, and her latest collection could be viewed on the dummies around the room. For lunch everyone was served Carrot and coriander soup and home baked bread.
'I enjoyed the day and learnt a lot'
'Very welcoming + excellent homemade food!'
'An unusual and interesting day'
'It was a wonderful, inspirational and informative day and I'm looking forward to the next event'
BIRGITTA NYGREN on HEMSLÖJDEN
The National Association of Swedish Handicraft Soc.
Birgitta shared the history of the association right from the beginning for over a hundred years ago with the founder Lilly Zickerman's amazing work and the importance of the organization, shops and support of cultural heritage. Hemslöjden also engage young people to try handicraft by driving a train equipped with material and tools to remote places.
SHARING HANDICRAFT SECRETS
Nordic creative’s talk folk costumes and traditional knitting
CULTURE & COUTURE next event is at the Swedish Church
6 Harcourt St, London W1H 4AG
29 October 2016 13.30-16.30