|Hemslöjden 100 years: The National Association of Swedish Handicraft Societies 100 years|
Also, (the from the outset punk and post-punk) DIY culture can be seen as a part of the movement of folk art and crafts.
This year the Swedish organization Svenska hemslöjdsföreningarnas riksförbund ("Swedish handicrafts organisation" or The National Association of Swedish Handicraft Societies) will celebrate 100 years. This will manifest itself as some very promising exhibitions!
One of the most exiting seems to be Väv ("Weave") at Nordiska museet (Djurgården, Stockholm). The museum was from the start created to hold many objects of folk dress as is reflected in the collections.
|Photo: Mats Landin ©Nordiska museet.|
|Logo for Power of Fashion, Nordiska museet|
Last but not least, have a look at Nordiska museets Textilgalleri, on-line and IRL.
On June 6th (until September 2), the art hall Liljevalchs in Stockholm will show the jubilee exhibition Hemslöjden på Liljevalchs (Swedish Handicraft 100 Years). I remember the wonderful, joyful and colourful, exhibition Slöjden är här. Slöjden är härlig 1998 at Liljevalchs. I really look forward to this new big exhibition!
|Anna-Karin Jobs Arnberg: embroidered mittens. Jubilee exhibition at Liljevalchs|
On display will be for example the collective work, "Can you see the leaves on the trees", which will consist of 2000 leaves created by people around the country.
This is part I of my posts about Swedish handicrafts and the jubilee of Hemslöjden. I wish to conclude this post with this picture from Zickermans värld (from Lilli Zickerman, 1858-1949, one of the most important founders of the organized Swedish handicraft movement).