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Program

 

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. 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 in August!

 

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 talks are hosted by  Jenni Moberg, Patternsfrom Agency. The discussions are held in English.

13-14.30

  • Karin Olu Lindgård, Designer, Consultant
  • Noora Niinikoski, Head of Design of Nanso.
  • Elina Lappalainen, Design and Process Lead & Osmi Koskinen, Lead designer, Finlayson. 
  • Sachiko Imaizumi, Agent of several Finnish designers and companies in Japan, AndFika.

14.30-15.00 Coffee Break 

15.00-16.15

Picture: Forssa Textile Week 2023, Riikka Laaksoharju.
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Arja Mattila and the Tähti textile family -exhibition
16.00 Guided tour (in Finnish)
16.30 Guided tour (in English)
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

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Friday August 16th

10-17 Pop-ups and exhibitions are open

13-15.30 Talk event at Forssa Theater (Torikatu 8)
The talks focus on versatile textile production, the education and know-how. The session aim 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.

13.00-14.15

14.15-14.45 Coffee Break

14.45-16.00

Picture: Forssa Museum Pattern Centre

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

  • 16.00 Guided tour to Pattern Centre exhibition (in Finnish)
  • 16.30 Guided tour to Pattern Centre exhibition (in English)
  • 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: Taste for Waste, Metropolia 2023.

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Saturday August 17th

10-17 Pop-ups and exhibitions are open

13-14.15 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 talks are hosted by Kati Kivimäki, museum directior, Forssa Museum. The language of the event is English.


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

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

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

18.00 Afterwork get together at VillaforssPuutarhakatu 5.


Picture: Original design sketch by Arja Mattila, 1972. Forssa Museum collection.
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Sunday August 18th

10-17 Pop-ups and exhibitions are open

11-12 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.

Sunday is dedicated to textile art as some of our artist join us for the final day of Forssa Textile Week! The schedule for artist visit will be published closer to the event.

Meet the Artist:

  • 14-16 Meri Westlin, Liina-exhibition. Galleria Moletti, Wahreninkatu 12


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

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