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Hemslöjden Skåne, Henning Trollbäck and Fine Little Day

As you know, a lot of folkart handicraft materials are locked away in drawers, libraries, and journals which not always are easy to access. During the 1900s, Swedish handicraft associations built up unique collections of objects. These items are cataloged and digitized to make the material available for a wider audience (everyone) at Digitalmuseum.se

The collection of handicraft objects is a totally unique and important part of the Swedish handicraft history. The cataloged and digitized archive makes the objects available for anyone enter the museum online. This is the material me and artist Henning Trollbäck went to take closer look at, at Hemslöjden Skåne in Kristianstad and Landskrona a couple of days ago to be inspired for our common collaboration with Hemslöjden. But as said, anyone can access these treasures at Digitalmuseum.se Me and Henning will dig into this (yay!) the coming months, to make from and spread the word about. A great possibility to look back in history using social networks to reconnect with long forgotten treasures and traditions, some at risk of disappearing altogether.

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Hello yes, kind and saintly for the camera (photographer Lena Lundström).

Enjoy the digital collections of Stiftelsen Skånsk Hemslöjd and Östra Skånes Hemslöjdsförening at Digitalmuseum.se You’ll find everything from wooden spoons, photographs and candle holders to quilts, dolls, aprons and more.

Take a look here to find all the folders from not only Skåne’s collections but all the Hemslöjden regions in Sweden.

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Gothenburg’s got talent / Folk och Form

Bags above and below in reused materials, by Lotta Norrman.

Don’t miss the craft shop AFFÄR / Folk och Form at Fritidsagenturen here in Gothenburg, Sweden if you are in the neighborhood this weekend. Here a little peep what to find over there.

Fredag 11/12 12-00 // 17.30 Vernissage // 20.00 Performance
Lördag 12/12 11-19
Söndag 13/12 11-19

Carved wood by Knut Östgård.

Handprinted eco tote bag by Lidia Blomgren.

Wool blanket by Anitta Vanhapiha.

Lampshades in reused material by, Linus Nilsson.

Ceramic above by Charlotta Lind.

Ceramic above by Charlotta Klingström.

Ceramic mug by Eva Zethraeus & Anna Bauer. Mittens by Solveig Larsson.

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Konsthantverkscentrum

Had the honor to shoot some photos for Konsthantverkscentrum. Above, ceramic by Maria Holmberg.

Above ceramic by Eva Zethraeus.

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Birch bark galore

Yes! What a nice exhibition over at Galleri Lerverk here in Gothenburg right now. The creators are Sanna Lindholm (above) and Sara Malm (below).

Näverkost, Galler Lerverk 31/10 – 23/11 2015

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Handmade and unique

For unique Swedish, handmade craft treasures, visit the shop of Konsthantverkscentrum.

Silver (and a bit gold) necklace by Catarina Hällzon.

Thrown cup in porcelain by Eva Zethraeus.

Marbled stoneware platter by Frida Mälarborn Hoshino.

Wool cuffs by Karin Brismo.

Ceramic tile by Maria Holmberg.

Caps cuffs in silver by Zete Lundin.

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Handicraft / Hemslöjden Skåne

Some more pictures from my visit to Hemslöjden Skåne in Landskrona, Sweden. Not only did I have the opportunity to take a closer look to their part of the Digitalmuseum.se but also visit their workshop studio, exhibition gallery and shop all gathered under the same roof in a wonderful old station house. Don’t miss this place if you pass by Skåne! If you don’t, you can always enjoy the digital collections of Stiftelsen Skånsk Hemslöjd and Östra Skånes Hemslöjdsförening.

Also, Skånes Hemslöjdsförbund organizes handicraft courses for those interested in embroidery or wood carving for example. Take a look here.

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Behind the scenes in the archive

As mention in earlier post I was invited to Hemslöjden Skåne in Landskrona, Sweden to visit their digital archive at Digitalmuseum.se a couple of weeks ago. The collection of handicraft objects is unique and an important part of the Swedish handicraft history. The cataloged and digitized archive makes the objects available for anyone enter the museum online.

In an orderliness and well looked after library, treasures from hundreds of years back, fragile and beautiful treasures hide. I got to see the textile items but in the collection you’ll find everything from wooden spoons, photographs and candle holders to quilts, dolls, aprons and more.

The textiles in this post are gathered in the collections of Stiftelsen Skånsk Hemslöjd and Östra Skånes Hemslöjdsförening.

This is a great source to not only enjoy as eye candy, but to get knowledge and inspiration.

Hemslöjdens samlingar
Inom Hemslöjdsrörelsen i Sverige finns arkiv med samlingar av slöjd, inventeringar, foton, mönster och prover från 100 års samlad verksamhet. Hemslöjdens Samlingar omfattar ett 30-tal arkiv från hela Sverige, drygt 45.000 föremål. På initiativ av Nämnden för hemslöjdsfrågor, nfh.se och Sveriges Hemslöjdsföreningars Riksförbund, www.hemslojden.org överfördes hösten 2013 enbefintlig databasen till Primus Net/Digitalt museum. Samlingarna blir på ett helt nytt sätt tillgängliga, dels för forskning, dels som kunskapsbank och inspirationskälla för yrkesverksamma inom de kreativa näringarna och för en slöjdintresserad allmänhet.

Två hemslöjdsarkiv i Skåne
Skånes två hemslöjdsarkiv, Stiftelsen Skånsk Hemslöjd och Östra Skånes Hemslöjdsförenings arkiv, har potential att bli en resurs för forskare, yrkesverksamma inom de kreativa näringarna och en slöjdintresserad allmänhet. Där finns allt från 1700-tals dynor i flamsk till skisser av textilkonstnärer som Ingrid Dessau, Lilli Zickermans textilinventering och filminspelningar av korgmakare i norra Skåne från tidigt 1900-tal. Överföringen av Hemslöjdens Samlingar till Primus Net/Digitalt museum gör det möjligt för oss att tillgängliggöra vårt arkivmaterial för en bred publik. Idag är ca 50% av Skånes samlingarna registrerade i databasen Primus, drygt 4000 poster varav ca 1500 är publicerade på Digital Museum. Det som har publicerats är främst föremålsposter.

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Digital treasures 2

When I look in the Hemslöjdens digital archive I look for things wobbly, decorative and worn. Traces of time and hands. Expressions that catches my eye and makes ideas and thoughts pop up. This is such nice source to dig in to. Some of my personal favorites is to be found here.

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Digital treasures!

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Hemslöjden Skåne in Landskrona, Sweden to visit their digital archive at Digitalmuseum.se The visit was kind of overwhelming and I got an uplifting visual vitamin shock that will last many months ahead. For those interested in inspiring textiles, photographs and various, antique folkart artifacts you’ll find a generous and digital archive at Digitalmuseum.se The textiles above and under are collected from Stiftelsen Skånsk Hemslöjd and Östra Skånes Hemslöjdsförening archives, whom have a rich textile tradition.

I will in this, and the coming posts show you a bunch of eye candy which I got a look at, at the visit. I was also asked to gather some of my personal favorites in Skåne’s digital archive, which I’ve done here.

Here you’ll find all the folders from not only Skåne’s collections but all the Hemslöjden regions in Sweden.

During the 1900s, Swedish handicraft associations built up unique collections of objects. Since 1996, these items are cataloged and digitized to make the objects available. The collection includes examples of handicraft associations’ own production and traditional crafts. Baskets, gloves, wrought iron candle holders, wooden spoons, fabric samples, ceramic dishes and much more. The collections are an important part of the handicraft history. In Hemslöjdens collections are more than 45 000 objects registered. A selection of objects from the collections are now available in digital museum and we are constantly working to more items will become available on the digital museum. Hemslöjden’s collections is a collaboration between the Swedish Handicraft Unions’ Association and its member associations and the council for handicraft council and handicraft engines.

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Speaking of craft here is an interview with me at Pavilion Craft.

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The Hidden Adventure / Macramé / Birch bark

What do macramé and a birch bark basket has in common? Well they are both braided, kind of.

Yesterday Maria Bergström from The Hidden Adventure visited and tempted us to take some time learning the art of using knotting rather than braiding maybe. Anyway I thought I’d show you our new birch baskets together with some pics with Maria in macramé action. The skillful one is also the maker of these wonderful mobiles.

Tips: Check out “The art of Swedish coffee break, with recipes for pastries, breads and other treats”. The book Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffe Break by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall.

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