Nordic textile meeting in Hämeenlinna. Nordic Textile Art

Nordic Textile Meeting in Hämeenlinna 2018 – Textile is power

NTA håller sitt årliga nordiska textilmöte den 22 – 25 mars 2018 i Hämeenlinna i Finland. En mötesplats för medlemmar i Nordic Textile Art där vi vill skapa nätverk, samarbetsytor och nya möten genom konstnärlig praktik. Praktiskt skapande föder nya idéer. Fokus under dessa dagar ligger på workshops, handens kraft och konstnärliga möten.

Anmälan är öppen 12.12 2017 - 22.2 2018. There are few places left in the workshops, so you can still do your registration for the conference.

You will find information and fees in the application form here.
Please send your registration form by e-mail to (you can either scan/take a photo of the PDF with your answers or use the word-doc.)

Pohjoismainen tekstiilitapahtuma Hämeenlinnassa Ohjelma.
You will find the program in English here.  Och programmet på skandinaviska här.

Conference language: finska, skandinaviska, English


Torsdag 22.3  - Arrival day

Besök: Hämeenlinna Konstmuseum, Verkatehdas Kultur och Kongress Centrum, Galleri KONE, Tavastehus slott (Hämeen Linna)

Middag: Popino, Piparkakkutalo / Pepparkakshus, Hälläpyörä

Fredag 23.3  - Wetterhoff house and Guided tours

Wetterhoff   – House of Arts & Creative Handicrafts

  • Presentation by Director Hannele Yrjö-Koskinen
  • Professor Pirjo Kääriäinen, Textile Futures, new material innovations

Guided Industry tour

  • Pihlgren & Ritola, wall paper factory from 1930
  • TOIKA - equipment for weaving, spinning, felting and tufting,
  • Printscorpio - Digital Printing

Nordisk Mästerskapstävling i Mörkerstickning - Nordic Championship in darkness knitting - Wetterhoff House - House of Arts & Creative Handicrafts

Dinner - Inkala Herrgård (Fredrika Wetterhoffs barndoms hem).
Present yourself with a “conversation piece”. Wearable art – wearable conversation.

Lördag 24.3 Workshop day

  • Workshop 1 - Rya – Rug  handknotted.
    In this workshop you will learn how to knot a Finnish ryijy - rya (rug) Material is included. The rug is in size of 70 x 35cm and the yarn is wool (Tuukka yarn) one needle and a tool (lasta) is included. You can also continue and finish the rug at home after the workshop. You will have an instructor from Wetterhoff company.
  • Workshop 2 – Fabric Printing – pattern, pattern, pattern. fully booked
    A workshop with block prints in graphical black, colour combinations and experimental layers.
    Workshop leader Margareta Heijkenskjöld Holmgren. Material is included.
  • Workshop 3 – Industrial weaving
    In this workshop you will learn the basic knowledge of the industrial design and weaving process. You will make a scarf in wool which also will be felted in a washing machine. (2-3 different structures to choose) You don’t have to have any specific knowledge of weaving. Workshop leader is Arto Laine and his company Tate-Team Ltd/Al-Monityö. Arto is specialized in industrial weaving and he has unique long history and knowhow in weaving. This industrial textile mill is the only industrially weaving mill in the Nordic countries where the designers can produce even shorter meters of fabrics together with a professional team.
  • Workshop 4 - Lasercut
    In this workshop “Drawing with fire” you learn to know the basics of this great technique that gives so many new possibilities to textile artists to create new things. You will get the instructions for this workshop of Lecturer and Designer Aija Lundahl.
    Behöver du veta ännu mer så maila direkt till Aija Lundahl
  • Workshop 5 – Embroidery and Reading
    We read while you do your embroidery. We will read Tove Jansson in Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic. You bring your own embroidery or use our materials. You can come and go during the day.

Workshop 2 - 5 , lokal: Häme University of Applied Sciences Design (HAMK) kl. 9.30 – 15.00, (limited groups)

Avslutning av konferansen på HAMK. Tack från Finland

Dinner - Vi äter på en av Hämeenlinnas goda restauranger

Söndag 25.3

Time for meetings. NTA annual meeting 2018 at 10.00-11.30

Going home.

Textile is power - Practical creativity breeds new ideas. It´s time to meet again. Four days of networking and workshop time together. 22 - 25 March in Hämeenlinna in Finland. Open for members of Nordic Textile Art. Come and join us!

Read the program in English. Läs programmet på svenska,
Pohjoismainen tekstiilitapahtuma Hämeenlinnassa Ohjelma.

Conference fees

Basic fee (obligatory for all Conference participants)
for NTA members 75 €
for students 30 €

Workshop fees
Workshop 1 - 80 € Rya - handknotted.
Workshop 2 - 60 € Fabric Printing – pattern, pattern, pattern
Workshop 3 - 105 € Industry weaving
Workshop 4 - 50 € Lasercut  homework will be handed out
Workshop 5 - free Embroidery and Reading

20 € the Nordic Championship in darkness knitting

Guided Industry tour - costs for bus ride and visit are included in the conference fee.

All eating - everyone pays for themselves at the restaurants.

Where to stay: Hotel Emilia (mention NTA for reduced price).

Please don´t hesitate to contact us if you have have questions.



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