10-11 May 2019 10.00-17.00

See the program here (pdf in Swedish)

Welcome to this year's fantastic weaving event in Rydal come and enjoy different activities and exhibitions from entrepreneurs and associations active in our district with weaving and textile in focus. During both days, visitors can enjoy several interesting lectures from well-known textile artists and craftsmen. In addition, we will also offer workshops from both local and regional organisations.

Our aim is to highlight the unique textile tradition and knowledge that exists in Sjuhäradsbygden and can awaken new experiences. We also want to share Rydal's exciting history and future opportunities that exist for a future weaving centre.

You can now register for the different lectures, see below. The lectures are held in Swedish. Registration and payment is made via Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan.


Friday 10th of May


Gunnel Andersson

Weave fabric for clothing

This lecture will inspire and give you good advice on materials, binding, tightness and finishing to the weft giving you clothing fabric with good properties. There will be clothes and fabric samples to see and feel.

Textile- and weaving teacher; entrepreneur owning the company "Textile threads"

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11.30 -12.15

Karin Hedberg

Can you have hand- weaving as a profession in Sweden today, 2019?

Last autumn, she received the Mastership in the Handicraft profession/Art weaver. She will show which wefts have taken her through this path and what it means to hold a Mastership.

Designs and weaves unique church textiles at Ateljé Westragothia in Kinna.

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Sara Degerfelt

The historical reconstruction that is recreated through textile.

The longing to the medieval week in Visby made Sara Degerfält give herself a year to try to reconstruct a medieval skirt from Greenland. The lecture is about how you can approach the story through weaving and spinning and at the same time learn more about the present time - and yourself.

Regional Handicraft Advisor at Västarvet - right now parental leave

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Maiko Tanaka

Natural indigo colouring

I have recently explored methods for traditional indigo dyeing. The aim is to weave with yarns dyed with indigo in a natural way without modern chemicals. I will enlighten you about the slow process of the natural indigo colour and the magic it reveals.

Teacher in Textiles, weaving and sewing, at Grebbestads Folkhögskola (school for adult education)

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Saturday 11th of May

10.00 -10.45

Lillemor Johansson

A weaving enthusiast

This lecture has been cancelled.

Throughout her life she has worked to spread interest in hand weaving.

In 2017 she was awarded the Gold Shuttle Award.

She will talk about working with Vävmagasinet (a magazine) during Weaving days in Glimåkra, The Weaving exhibition and how The Museum of Looms started, she will also talk about interesting meetings and episodes from her Weavers life.

Manages The Museum of Looms Glimåkra

11.30 – 12.15

Christer Ahlberger

The textile heritage and the future

The lecture is based on the extensive research and documentation of the cultural heritage in Sjuhärad's textile district. How can we use this knowledge to stimulate entrepreneurship and shape future competence.

Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies.

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Annika Ekdahl

To follow Deer

A lecture about tapestry techniques as a craft, cultural heritage and art.

Annika Ekdahl became interested in textiles in 1978 and started working with textile art.

Studied at the University of Design and Crafts, HDK in Gothenburg and became Master of Fine Arts in 1994. She creates large-scale woven tapestries in a mix of renaissance and baroque.

Got the Nordic textile prize in 2013 and the Stenastiftelsen cultural grant 2018

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Birgitta Nordström

Textile deeds in the meeting with death - hold, swaddle and weave.

A lecture about weaving large and small blankets for loss, sorrow and farewell. The story moves between the infinite possibilities of the dual weave and the finality of life.

Textile artist and researcher

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