Can one garment save the world?
Easy Piece was born out of fashion frustration, when Runa Juhanisdotter decided to make a pattern of Easy Piece open source and invite people to a creative, experimental collaboration, investigating how fashion could be transformed. Easy Piece is beyond fashion and trends. Inclusive, honest and friendly. Based on one simple pattern that can be tweaked and hacked to boost everybody’s personal preferences, without disrespecting lives and resources on the planet. Processes that unite, not divide, and create meaning and common prosperity.
Fiberspace is a gallery showcasing unique pieces and limited editions of fabulous fiber art and design.
Can one garment save the world?
Flax light is designed by the Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma, who explores the life of products and raw materials. With her designs, Christien aims to regain understanding of processes that have become so distant in industrialisation.
With the Flax project, Christien collaborated with farmer Gert Jan van Dongen, using his entire harvest of 10,000 kilos of flax fibers from his farm in the Flevopolder in 2010 to develop a series of products from this locally produced flax. Working from the seed to the final product. One of these products is the Flax light, which was made in collaboration with traditional ropemaker Touwslagerij Steenbergen and designed for Thomas Eyck.
Materials : Flax and porslin socket
Measurements : Length 5m
Kasuri is a soft heavyweight rug made from off-cuts from the T-shirt industry. Designed by Studio Brieditis & Evans, each rug is hand-braided by two braiders Jothi and Chitra in India, making every one unique.
Kasuri is part of the Re Rag Rug project which started as an experimental design project exploring the social and ecological sustainability of the rug. The project seeks to add value to seemingly worthless materials through upcycling. The rugs are made using craft techniques that do not require large spaces or machines and are therefore suitable for cottage industry production in textile producing countries such as India, making this both a sustainable use of materials and craft skills.
Dry cleaning recommended.
Materials: 100% upcycled cotton jersey
Colours: Coffee or Sand
The second in a series of textile art symposia organised by Svenska Vävakademin will occur on the 6th of November at New Karolinska hospital in Solna. The focus of the symposiums is to discuss the current and future situation, terms and conditions for textile art in the public realm. This time with particular focus on textile art in health care facilities.
Photo: sll.se Miriam Bäckström's "Ready to tell all"Read more
Welcome to this book launch and mini-exhibition by Päivi Ernkvist 30/10-2/11! The Venetian adventurer and author Giacomo Casanova's talent and versatility were enormous. A little known fact is that he, among other things, started a silk weaving business in Lyon, which under the direction of others then grew to 400 small and large silk weavers. But by then, Casanova's troubled spirit had already found other countries and focus of his creativity.Read more
Welcome to an artist talk with Matilda Dominique and Ida Pettersson Preutz on Saturday the 5th of October at 12 o' clock. We will explore their world of -visual-illusion-confusion.Read more
Welcome to a conversation between artist Thomas Magnusson and Sten Sandell, composer and improvisation musician wth a PhD in Musical Performance and Interpretation. The artist talk will begin at 13.00 on Saturday 28/9, which is also the last day of the exhibition.Read more