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Program

 

The program for 2024 is in process and will be updated closer to the event. Stay tuned!

Each day (15.-18.8.2024) will bring things to see and to explore. The program will cosist of textile art, other textile and pattern related exhibitions, talk events and pop-up shops where you can find products from sustainable and responsible designers and producers. The event is open to all friends of textiles and patters. We warmly welcome textile enthusiasts, hobbyists, students & professionals, friends of textile art and design, as well as everyone who feels inspired to visit Forssa Textile Week. See you soon!

 

Thursday August 15th

10-17 Pop-ups and exhibitions are open

13-15.30 Opening event at Forssa Theater (Torikatu 8)

The opening day will focus firstly on the role and possibilities of the designer in international manufacturing industry, and secondly on the work of a designer in the context of local small scale production.

The discussions are held in English

13-14.15 On stage
Noora Niinikoski
, Head of Design of Nanso. A view to collaboration with designers  
Sachiko Imaizumi
, Agent of several Finnish designers and companies in JapanA view to collaboration, licensing and cultural differences

14.15-14.45
 Coffee Break 

14.45-16
 On stage

Petri Juslin, CEO at Seriöösi
 
Textiltryck Malmö
 - Collective Workshop
Nanna Aspholm-Flik
 - a Finnish / German perspective

Picture: Forssa Textile Week 2023, Riikka Laaksoharju.


Ohjelma

16.00 Guided tour (in Finnish / English)
Arja Mattila and the Tähti textile family - exhibition
Exhibition space Vinkkeli at the Forssa City Library, Spinning Mill Area, Wahreninkatu 4.

18.00 Afterwork reception at Rykkeri
Weaving Mill Area, Puuvillakatu 4 C 3
Local Forssa textile print studio and shop Rykkeri is celebrating its 15th year of operating. Congratulations! More information will follow.

Picture: Rykkeri

Ohjelma

Friday August 16th

10-17 Pop-ups and exhibitions are open

13-15.30 Talk event at Forssa Theater (Torikatu 8)
Focus on versatile textile production, the education and know-how in textile. The talks are aimed to spark ideas and conversation about the education, versatility and knowledge in textile. If you are studying textiles or aiming to be employed in the field, this day is especially for you. The discussions are held in Finnish.

16-20 Evening event: The Night of Waste and Recycling at Forssa Spinning Mill Area (Organiser: Loimi-Hämeen Jätehuolto Oy)

  • 16 & 17 Guided tour to Pattern Centre exhibition
  • 17-19 Forssa Art School: Try and be surprised - from biowaste to colors

18-19 Guided walking tour around the Weaving Mill Area. (5€, card/cash)
Organiser: Rykkeri / Forssa Fabric Oy

Welcome to join a walking tour with the Rykkeri Print Shop Crew. Lets explore together the history of the area that printed the fist industrial fabrics in Finland. The tour starts from the pedestrian bringe by the old power plant, over the Loimijoki river. The tour is in Finnish.

Picture: Forssa Museum Pattern Centre

Ohjelma

Saturday August 17th

10-17 Pop-ups and exhibitions are open

13-15.30 Talk event at Forssa Theater (Torikatu 8)
The event will focus on the joined history, the similarities and differences of Finnish and Swedish textile heritage. The day will also shine light on retro and vintage. On stage we will also meet friends and collegues from Sweden. The languages of the event are Finnish and English.


Johannes Daun, historian at the Textile Museum/Textilmuseet
The Textile Museum of Sweden and our collections – a local heritage in Borås, Sweden.
Maria Jernkvist, textile entrepreneur and journalist
Introducing Viola Gråsten.
Kristiina Huttunen, art historian and museum lecturer at Forssa Museum
The Borås impact in Finlayson Forssa design studio.

The program for the second session will be updated. 

16.00 Guided tour (in Finnish / English)
Arja Mattila and the Tähti textile family -exhibition
Exhibition space Vinkkeli at the Forssa City Library, Spinning Mill Area, Wahreninkatu 4.

18.00 Afterwork get together at VillaforsPuutarhakatu 5

Picture: Original design sketch by Elisabeth Lindahl, 1959. Forssa Museum collection. 

Ohjelma

Sunday August 18th

10-17 Pop-ups and exhibitions are open

13-14 Guided walking tour around the Weaving Mill Area. (5€, card/cash)
Organiser: Rykkeri / Forssa Fabric Oy

Welcome to join a walking tour with the Rykkeri Print Shop Crew. Lets explore together the history of the area that printed the fist industrial fabrics in Finland. The tour starts from the pedestrian bringe by the old power plant, over the Loimijoki river. The tour is in Finnish.


The program will be published on this page in spring 2024.

Picture: Forssa Textile Week 2023, Riikka Laaksoharju, Forssa Museum.

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