Pop-up: Nguni Symbol Writing workshop

Pop-up: Nguni Symbol Writing workshop

In celebration of Africa Day, welcome to this Nguni symbol writing workshop organised by Stockholm-based Zimbabwean graphic designer, Taurai Valerie Mtake. This exhibition and workshop is part of her Masters thesis project *Madímì which looks at the revival of Nguni Symbol Writing examining indigenous knowledge embedded within writing systems. The exhibition opens on the 25th of May 16.30-19.30 followed by drop-in workshops during the 26th of May 9.00-19.00, no rsvp necessary. Welcome!

Read more
The Geometrist

The Geometrist

Welcome to this special workshop organised by Miro Burman in collaboration with TNA Design Studio from London. The Geometrist is a system to make models of polyhedra and introducing further structural adventures in paper. Using a simple method of folded paper strips and glued corners, it provides outline polyhedral structures, which allows one to enjoy these three-dimensional forms more clearly than in surface models.

During the workshop, we will learn the basics of the system for geometric shapes, then make our own paper objects with instructions from Tomoko Azumi, founder of The Geometrist, via Zoom. (The workshop is held in English.)

- Date: 18th May
- Time: 18.00-20.00
- Workshop leader: Tomoko Azumi (TNA Design Studio London) via Zoom
- Price: SEK 530 (incl. VAT)
- Place: Fiberspace, Katarina Bangata 40

Proceeds from the workshop will be donated to an aid agency for Ukrainian refugees in Sweden.

Read more
Dynamo Grant 2022

Dynamo Grant 2022

Many thanks to the Swedish Arts Grants Comittee for awarding the Dynamo Grant for 2022 to Fiberspace's director, Marcia Harvey Isaksson! The Dynamo grant is awarded to someone who, on their own initiative, creates new arenas in our contemporary visual and performing arts. "This is such an unexpected but meaningful acknowledgement and honour. Truly an encouragement to stick to Fiberspace's DNA of being an arena for textile art, craft and design" says an overwhelmed Marcia.

Read more
Text and textile - etymological siblings

Text and textile – etymological siblings

The Swedish word "text" comes via the French word "texte"originally from the Latin word "textas" (pieces of cloth), which in turn is derived from "texere" - which means to weave. In this pop-up workshop and exhibition, Janna Berggren and Ellen Landberg will show textile works that in various ways explore linguistic connections to textiles. They will show both joint and individual works, some finished and others in the middle of the process, all independent but still interconnected based on the question: what kind of knowledge - in language, emotions and memories - can be gained through textile work?

Please note the special opening hours:
Thursday 27 January 2022, 15:00-19:00
Friday 28 January 2022, 12:00-18:00
Saturday 29 January 2022, 12:00-16:00

Read more
Textile Craft Workshops

Textile Craft Workshops

Fiberspace’s autumn program is jam-packed with textile craft! In addition to the exhibitions on-site, we will be releasing a series of on-line workshops. In these workshops we’ll visit some of the foremost artisans in Sweden and learn a little history and the basics in tulle embroidery, quilting, weaving, printing and knitting. A workshop will be released on the second Thursday of every month, starting on the 12th of August 2021. The workshops can be purchased in the /Shop. Happy crafting!

Read more
Book launch  and exhibition

Book launch and exhibition

"Konsten att väva – en praktisk handbok" is a practical and inspiring handbook on weaving from two of Sweden's foremost handweavers - Åsa Pärson and Amica Sundström. This book will teach you everything about weaving, from how to set up a weave, to material selection, binding theory and weaving technique. It is richly illustrated with photographs and educational drawings. The book also contains 22 weaving projects to inspire you, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced weaver. You will also find practical tips that will help you advance your weaving skills. A weaving bible and future classic among craft books! "Konsten att väva – en praktisk handbok" will also be available in English with the title "The Weaving Handbook – The Art and the Craft: Theories, Materials, Techniques and Projects".

Pärson and Sundström will present the process behind the making of the book in a combined exhibition and book launch at Fiberspace between the 20-29th of May 2021. The exhibition will contain samples from the weaving projects and the binding theory, materials and tools as well as the textiles woven specifically for one of the rooms in Pärson’s croft.

The exhibition will be open as follows:

Read more
Burmanform Pop-Up

Burmanform Pop-Up

Burmanform is run by Miro Burman paper designer and bookbinder. Her works with paper folding and binding techniques will be shown on in a pop-up showroom at Fiberspace during the weekend of 7-9 May 2021. Burmanform works with a focus on the subtle properties of the material. Besides showing her latest works, Miro Burman will share her work process and her thoughts on materiality within her work. No booking necessary but please note that a maximum of three persons will be allowed in the gallery at a time, so be prepared to wait outside for your turn.

Welcome!
Friday 7/5 at 12-18 Opening
Saturday 8/5 12-18 Showroom viewing and slide show
Sunday 9/5 12-17 Showroom viewing and between 14-15 Digital presentation about the work process

Read more
Webinar : Textile/Fiber Design - Collaborating with Nature

Webinar : Textile/Fiber Design – Collaborating with Nature

Is biodesign within textiles and fibers the way to a the sustainable future? What can designers learn from nature? How can designers collaborate with nature in their design processes? In this webinar, three research projects will be presented that will answer these questions and more. Dr Mitchell Jones is a postdoctoral researcher at the Materials Science and Technology Institute at TU Wien, the University of Technology in Vienna. He will give insights into his research on fungi-derived leather-like materials and soft foams for fashion, product design and architectural applications. Designers Laura Luchtman and Ilfa Siebenhaar will present their research project, Living Colour, which explores the possibilities of natural textile dyeing with bacteria that produce pigment. They aim to draw attention to the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, in their case a combination of design and bioscience. Designer Linda Nurk will present her project, Couture Vivante: bio-grown fashion, where she combines the raw elements of nature with couture through the development of home-grown bio-textiles and urban micro-farming of silkworms. Join us for this third and final webinar on 17 May 2021 at 18:00, in a series of webinars is made possible by the generous support of Kulturförvaltningen Stockholm Stad.

Read more
Webinar : Textile Architecture

Webinar : Textile Architecture

What is textile architecture and what could it be? In the research project “Urban Materiality – Towards New Collaborations in Textile and Architectural Design”, two architects and a textile designer have collaborated to improve the acoustic qualities in urban environments. Textile modules have been designed to dampen unwanted noise and are applied outdoors – interior and exterior have changed place. The modules are intended to be placed on facades, temporarily or permanently to “patch” a facade. Today, building facades are often designed to be perfect and facade materials are replaced prematurely. Instead, the “imperfect” and unexpected come in here as textile disturbances in the urban landscape to change views of facade materials and to show sustainable alternatives. Join us for a webinar on 13th April 2021 at 18:00. This series of webinars is made possible by the generous support of Kulturförvaltningen Stockholm Stad.

Read more
Next page