Hemslöjden
Textile artist

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BIRGITTA NYGREN

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. 




Nordic creative's talk folk costumes and traditional knitting


ANNIKA LARSSON
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.




LENA KÖSTER 

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.



Annika Larsson, Viking Woman



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 


DKC Collections and events


DESIRÉE KÖSTER COUTURE

Maj Collection


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.





”It’s now or Näver” Emma Dahlqvist

FEEDBACK


'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

Find out more here