The material draws the surface, creates the structure that affects the reflection of the light and the ability of the material to move. In her exhibition and launch of her brand new book "Fabricate", Åsa Pärson investigates the ability of textile material to create some kind of balance, sometimes imbalance, pushing the idea of a perfect surface and quality that communicates ideas and memories of experiences from different cultures, tools and landscape and light. Sometimes with references to textile history.Read more
Fiberspace is a gallery showcasing unique pieces and limited editions of fabulous fiber art and design.
Inspired by urban landscapes seen from the air, these framed compositions show the irregular repetition of our man-made patterns in nature. Each composition is individually crafted using sheets of layered paper and intricate cutwork and stitching. The paper is handmade by Deepa Panchamia at the Paper House in Fiskars Village, Finland, using cotton mixed with bits of nature.
Materials: Handmade cotton paper
Technique: Stitching, cutwork and layering
Measurements: 23x23cm or 40x50cm
Flax extension cord 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 extension, which was made in collaboration with traditional ropemaker Touwslagerij Steenbergen and designed for Thomas Eyck.
Materials : Flax and plastic sockets
Measurements : Length 5m
The exhibition and book launch Fabricate ends on Sunday 17/12. Textile designer and hand weaver Åsa Pärson will be interviewed by Amica Sundström who is curator in charge of the textile collections at the Swedish History Museum (Historiska Museet) as well as a part time teacher at the Stockholm University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), where she teaches textile construction and materials. Refreshments will be served. Limited space so book your tickets now. Welcome!Read more
Barbara K Berther's solo exhibition Ayre ends on 2/12. In conversation with gallery director, Marcia Harvey Isaksson, Barbara will share the thoughts and processes behind her incredible body of work, with her two monumental textile pieces "Spert" and the brand new "Ayre" as a backdrop. The talk will be held in Swedish. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are free but space is limited, so first come first serve. Welcome!Read more
Mihiro Burman, bookbinder and paper designer, is opening her two-day pop-up studio at Fiberspace on the 21st of October. She will give a presentation of own origami works "ORIGAMI, geometry, structure and construction for a sheet of paper" as well as lead an origami workshop with a hat theme at Fiberspace.Read more
In the beautiful textile historic setting of Almgrens Sidenväveri's attic, our three panelists Ulrika Mårtensson, Akane Moriyama and Malin Zimm presented and discussed their thoughts on textile and architecture. We look forward to more activities around this theme. Watch this space!Read more