KOKO KIRJO - THE WHOLE SPECTRUM
NORDIC TEXTILE MEETING IN TAMPERE, FINLAND 8.-11.6.2023
The Finnish Association of Textile Artists TEXO organizes an international textile meeting in Tampere 8.-11.6.2023 in cooperation with Nordic Textile Art.
Koko kirjo - Three days of colour. Read the report here from this fantastic meeting in Tampere! Report by NTA board: Berthe Forchhammer (day 1), Kari Merete Paulsen (day 2) and Lilý Erla Adamsdóttir (day3)
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The main theme is colour!
KOKO KIRJO - THE WHOLE SPECTRUM consists of a seminar day containing professional lectures, excursions and cooperative workshops. The meeting in Tampere brings together the organizations’ boards, members, textile industry professionals and textile artists.
On Thursday the lectures of the all-day seminar will open conversation of the use of colors in the history and in the future of textile art and design. The focus is on the sustainable development and the structure of different colours from pigments to bio based dyes.
On Friday the participants will make an excursion to Forssa, town full of Finnish textile history.
There they will become familiarized with colour, material and pattern samples from early 19th century archives. After the historical part there will be a visit to the local handicraft printing company.
On Saturday there will be optional workshops. The workshops focuses are on versatile textile processing methods. In the evening participants are welcome to take part in a lake cruise and enjoy dinner followed by sauna at lake Pyhäjärvi.
The conference is implemented with the support of the Kulturfonden and the Finnish Cultural Fund.
Check out the conference program and sign up! The registration link can be found at the end of this letter.
SCHEDULE OF THE CONFERENCE
Thursday June 8, 2023 Koko Kirjo – The Whole Spectrum Seminar (language: English)
Admission: €40 for TEXO or NTA members, €70 for Non Members
The Seminar day brings together the organizations’ boards, members, textile industry professionals and textile artists. The lectures of the all-day seminar will open conversation on the use of colors in the
history and in the future of textile art and design. The focus is on the sustainable development and the
structure of different colours from pigments to bio based dyes. In addition to lectures, the price includes lunch and afternoon coffee.
TEXO CoB Jaana Woll
NTA CoB Vibeke Lindhardt
9.30-10.00 Introduction to the theme ”Colour”
Educational Curator, PhD Leena Svinhufvud
10.00-10.30 Plant Dyeing Methods
The Dyer of the Year, Textile Artist Ulla Lapiolahti
10.30-11.00 Bio Based Dyes
Professor, PhD Riikka Räisänen, BioColour
Lunch at Museum Centres’ Restaurant Valssi
12.30-13.00 Artist View
Textile Artist, MA Inka Kivalo
13.00-13.30 Artist View
The Textile Artist of the Year 2023, MA Laura Isoniemi
13.30-14.00 Artist View
Textile Artist, MA Elina Helenius
14.00-15.00 COFFEE BREAK
Coffee & pastries at Museum Centres’ Restaurant Valssi
15.00-15.30 Predicting Colour Trends
Doctor of Arts Pirjo Seddiki, Inter Color Finland
15.30-16.00 Future Dyeing Methods, Iridesence
Doctoral Researcher, MA Noora Yau
Thoughts and Discussions
Friday June 9, 2023 Textile Excursion to Forssa
On Friday the participants will make an excursion to Forssa a town full of Finnish textile history. The cooperation partner is the Forssa museum, where we meet museum director Kati Kivimäki and museum lecturer Kristiina Huttunen. There the participants will become familiarized with colour, material and pattern samples from early 19th century archives. Afterwards, the participants will visit the local handicraft printing company. The price includes bus transportation, a guided tour and entrance fees to the museums and lunch.
Saturday June 10, 2023 / Koko Kirjo – The Whole Spectrum: Workshops
On Saturday there will be optional workshops. The workshops focus on versatile textile processing
methods. The price includes the selected workshop. The material fee (€10-€50) can be paid on the spot.
- A) Workshop: Himmeli aka Straw Crown
On this course participants learn about the history of Himmeli and the basics of making it. Participants will design their own Himmeli or make one from the ready made models. Is your himmeli square or circular? Teacher: Titta Eräniitty
- B) Workshop: ECO Print: Botanic Patterns
Eco-printing or botanical printing is a surprising contact dyeing method. Basically, it means that you print
the patterns of plants onto fabric or paper. Plants are placed in close contact with the material and the
natural dye from the plant transfers to the printable fabric or paper by steaming or boiling. Different
colorants and auxiliaries can be used as additional effects. During the workshop participants will make their own botanic pattern. Teacher: Taina Keskinen
- C) Workshop: Tufting Surface
Tufting on a fabric is like painting a picture with thread. In the course, participants use a small hand tool, a tufting needle, which can be used to get precise details. During the workshop, participants will make a mini textile of their own design. Teacher: Anna Puolakka
- D) Workshop: Beautiful Paper Yarn
Paper yarn is an old ordinary material that has been used in everyday usage since World War II. On this course participants will learn how to use paper yarn in different kinds of textile techniques such as crocheting and weaving. During the workshop participants make a mini textile of their design. Teacher: Marja-Liisa Peltola
Saturday June 10, 2023 / Koko Kirjo – The Whole Spectrum: Get Together Cruise and Dinner
MS Silver Sky Departure from Port of Laukontori. The price includes a buffet dinner and a cruise.
After the cruise there will be optional
Finnish Sauna and Swimming at Sauna Restaurant Kuuma Laukontori Square!
Traditional finnish wood-heated sauna and a smoke sauna by the lake Pyhäjärvi.
Bring your own swimming suite!
REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE
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Note! Registration for the conference is open until April 15, 2023. Please note that there is a limited number of places, and places will be filled in order of registration. The cost of the four-day conference program for NTA members is max. €150.00/person depending on the selected program. The registration fee must be paid at the time of registration by bank transfer.
If you need accommodation in Tampere, our partner is Grand Hotel Tammer.
You can book a room/night at a contract price of 145€/1hh (Standard) or 165€/2hh (Standard) or 155€/1hh (Family-room) or 175€/2hh (Family-room), an extra bed is available for 20€ in Family rooms.
Book a room by email email@example.com no later than 30 April 2023.
The room price includes breakfast. Book a room by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2023. Remember to mention the Hotel: Grand Hotel Tammer and the code: KOKOKIRJO when making a reservation.
Looking forward to meeting you in Tampere!
You also find information on TEXO website.
Read more about TEXO.
The conference is implemented with the support of the Finnish-Swedish Cultural Fund, the Finnish Cultural Fund and Estrid Ericsons stiftelse.