Friday, June 26, 2009
It was very interesting to see how traditional techniques and patterns
make their way into new designs and creations.
Something that you normally don't see in Italian museums!
The Nordiska Museet was another interesting place for textiles and crafts.
Have a look here.
I spent a quite a while opening all the drawers in the textile department
and enjoying the samples. Patterns and techniques were very similar to the Sardinian ones
I saw not long ago. There was even a couple of sample in a technique called "Noppvav"
which is exactly the same as pibiones!
North and South of Europe so far and so close!
I got this copy of VavMagasinet in a lovely shop called Svensk Hemslojd in Sveavagen.
I used to have a subscription to the magazine when it was in Swedish only
- and it came with a little booklet containing the English translation -
but now that they have the complete English version it's much better!
The shop sells all sorts of traditional textiles
- and some very nice handwovens too -