Moving between traditional craftsmanship and new technology, with inspiration from rugged coastal landscapes and with an interest in the spaces in-between, public spaces, and the places we long for, Mirjam Hemström is a weaver of space. Her exhibition at Fiberspace “The Metamorphosis of Weaving” shows her explorations.
With one foot in textile architecture and the other in yarn architecture, she has investigated macro- and micro-spatial properties in textiles. The project challenges the scale of hand-weaving and gives more power to the designer: designing everything, from the thread (rug rags and rope) to the 3D-weave. By illuminating craft details on a large scale, the course of events leading up to the result can be discerned and the viewer becomes aware of quality and the textile manufacturing process. Hemström wants to, through her work, encourage design for the senses and conversations about the experience of the objects around us.
Textile designer and artist.
WHAT DOES FIBER MEAN TO YOU?
Fiber, or material, together with technique is what makes a weave.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FIBER OR TEXTILE TECHNIQUE?
Double weave. Going from flat to three dimensional has always fascinated me, and always will.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VIVID TEXTILE MEMORY?
Securely standing under my grandmother’s ankle-length, ninety’s knitted skirt after the Sunday service while she mingled. Early textile space-experience!
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