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Spetskonst (Lace Art)

9 June – 19 August
@ Vadstena Castle, Vadstena

During the jubilee summer, the focus in Vadstena will be on lace. Two magnificent rooms at Vadstena Castle are the venue for the exhibition Spetskonst (Lace Art) on the amazing, enchanting world of lace.

Learn all about Vadstena lace, famous worldwide for its thin white thread and special technique. Discover the technical know-how behind each piece in an exhibition reflecting the past, present and future.

Around a dozen artists are participating with their innovative work. For example, master goldsmith Marita Carlborg Olsson is showing her lace-style jewellery in gold and silver thread. Elin Ivre, who attended Hemslöjden’s Sätergläntan college of handicrafts and is now a student at Beckmans College of Design, displays her textile works. A funeral pall designed by Barbro Grytnäs is under creation and will be on display.

During the exhibition period, activities are being organised such as courses, talks and opportunities for visitors to try out activities and explore the art of lace-making by taking to the threads themselves.

  • Date: 9 June – 19 August
  • Venue: Vadstena Castle, Vadstena
  • Price: SEK 70 for adults, SEK 50 for young people aged 8-17 and senior citizens.
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  • Guided tours available: 60-minute tour of Vadstena Castle and the Spetskonst (Lace Art) exhibition. Price SEK 100 for adults, SEK 70 for young people aged 8-17 and senior citizens (admission included).

The Spetskonst (Lace Art) exhibition is a collaboration between The Swedish Lace Association, The National Association of Swedish Handicraft Societies, Visit Vadstena, Östergötland County handicraft association and Östergötlands Museum, with support from Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the National Swedish Handicraft Council, Östsam Regional Development Agency, (Östergötland), Länsförsäkringar Östgöta, Vadstena Sparbank, Vadstena Municipality, the Kjell & Märta Beijer foundation and others.


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