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About the jubilee

Hemslöjden turns 100 in 2012!

The National Association of Swedish Handicraft Societies turns 100 in 2012! This is being celebrated on 366 days with workshops, exhibitions and all kinds of other activities all over Sweden.

Djurgården in Stockholm is the venue for an exhibition entitled Hemslöjden at Liljevalchs which celebrates the amazing and unique aspects of Hemslöjden. One important element is the collective work of 2,000 leaves, each 80 x 50 cm, which fill three of the exhibition rooms and have been designed by people from the north to the south of Sweden. Nordiska museet is showing an exhibition entitled Väv (Weave) where woven fabrics from the museum’s collections and hundreds of new weaves from across Sweden frame a weaving studio, where visitors can sit down at one of the looms and have a try themselves. At Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde the spotlight is on a pioneer of handicrafts, Lilli Zickerman, in the exhibition Lilli and the Prince – Treading in the footsteps of Lilli Zickerman. The exhibition also displays works by textile artists. Vadstena Castle in Vadstena is showing the exhibition Spetskonst (Lace Art). The global IOV Youth Congress 2012 is being held in Västra Götaland with 100 participants aged 18-35 from 48 countries.

More examples of what’s happening: Landskrona museum is showing a major exhibition entitled Korg – funktionell form från en hel värld (Baskets – functional design from a whole world). The exhibition Kopparslagaren – ett liv i rödmetallens skimmer (Coppersmith – a life in the glow of the red metal) is being shown at the Småland museum in Växjö. A DIY festival is being held at Magasinet community centre in Nyköping. Garva lagom, demonstrations of how leather is prepared and used, are being held in Uppsala and Hudiksvall. Stickmagi från Färöarna (Knitting magic from the Faeroes) is being shown in Sollefteå. A magnificent rag-rug picnic is being arranged on Stortorget square in Östersund. And in Norrbotten, where the handicraft association is celebrating 130 years, handicrafts from the association’s 360 members are on display.

We have decided to translate texts about a selection of the exhibitions being shown during our jubilee. They can be found in the menu on the left. The full jubilee programme can be found on our website Allt om Hemslöjd. As those texts have not been translated, we recommend Google Translate or a similar translation tool.

 

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