9 May – 30 September
@ Nordiska museet, Stockholm
Nordiska museet is showing the exhibition Väv, all about weaving. The museum’s main hall will be filled with throbbing looms along with inspiring, beautiful, impressive and attention-grabbing woven fabrics of all kinds! An enjoyable major exhibition where old woven fabrics from the museum’s collections mingle with new weaves from across Sweden.
The new woven fabrics dominate the exhibition. A hundred or so newly produced fabrics woven using traditional techniques are displayed, created by weavers from across Sweden. We have also invited three educational institutes to be inspired by the old woven fabrics in the museum collections: Sätergläntan college of handicrafts, HV School (The School of the Association of Friends of Textile Art) and Stockholm University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. A dozen or so students from each institute have created their own weaves and objects. HV School has woven pile rugs, Sätergläntan has worked with rag weaving, and the College of Arts, Crafts and Design has interpreted the material more freely.
The most unique aspect of the exhibition is the opportunity to try your hand yourself. During the entire exhibition period our weaving studio will be up and running in the heart of the exhibition. Here you can sit down at one of the 10 looms, which have all kinds of different techniques and difficulty levels. Courses and demonstrations are also held in the weaving studio.
The exhibition is aimed at anyone interested in handmade creations, and we hope to show you the magic of this ancient technique that still remains contemporary and relevant today.
- Date: 9 May – 30 September
- Venue: Nordiska museet, Stockholm
- Price: SEK 90 for adults. Admission free for under 19s.
- Member’s price: Two for the price of one on presentation of a Hemslöjden membership card.
- Museum website: www.nordiskamuseet.se
The exhibition Weave is a collaboration between Nordiska museet, The National Association of Swedish Handicraft Societies and Sweden’s handicraft consultants, with support from the Estrid Ericson foundation.