Textilfest 2023


Textilfest is a forum for textiles in northern Sweden and particularly wants to highlight local producers of textile materials and products.

Saturday 1 April at 11:00 - 17:00
Fair at Folkparken, Skellefteå
Here you can find materials from small-scale companies and local products in the textile craft field.
Yarns, fabrics, books, embroidery materials and sheepskins are just a part of everything at the fair.

Program during the day:

Hantverkshäng with:
Exchange market with yarns and fabrics

13.00 - 14.00 Release party with Linda Blåfors Carlsson
Release party for the year's first issue of the fanzine Blåfors garn.

In the afternoon we get a visit from the podcast duo Hantverkshärvan from Umeå.
Ivar Asplund also visits Hantverkshänget during the day.

Feel free to bring your needlework and sit down for a while!

Vävtorget with exhibitions of Vävstugor in Skellefteå
Mini workshop in Zoom Loom at Vävtorget.
Registration: www.textilfest.wordpress.com

Mini workshop in Kreativt broderi's booth
Registration on site.

Craft workshop 12.00-17.00
Drop in.

Exhibition Lust och fägring
with Helena Weegar and Lena Larsson.

Exhibition Happiness in a bag
with Anna Nygren

Exhibition Costume from Västerbotten

Information stand:
Västerbottens läns Hemslöjdsförening


Saturday 1 April at 19:00 - 21:30
Festkväll at Nordanåteatern
Inspirational talk with Ivar Asplund, Ingela Fredell and Linda Blåfors Carlsson. 

Notificationfor the festkväll: www.textilfest.wordpress.com

Sunday, April 2 at 9:00 - 16:00
Workshops at Medlefors folkhögskola
On Sunday, there is the opportunity to participate in workshops on various subjects, including knitting, embroidery, sewing, pattern printing and crochet. Guest teachers with different textile techniques as their specialty share their knowledge.

1. Spinning for beginners
Limmo design/Lillemor Elfgren

2. Knit braids, basic course
Ivar Asplund

3. Pattern printing on fabric
Elena Semenova Esmail

4. Crochet
Anna Lindmark
*em 9 - 12

5. Crochet squares
Anna Lindmark
*em 13 - 16

6. Sew a storage/bag from your fabric scraps
Lilian Irisdotter

7. Wool embroidery - Folk art painted in wool
Ingela Fredell

8. Double-ended knitting for beginners
Ulrika Hedlind Berggren
*em 13 - 16

Learn the basics of table loom.
Weave a towel.
Hilde Opedal Nordby
Friday evening March 31 - Sunday April 2

For more info, prices and registration:

Arr: Private initiative, Handens hus/Skellefteå municipality, ABF, Länshemlöjdskonsulent - textile/Västerbotten Läns länslöjdsförening.

Book online

Price information

Prices, see www.textilfest.wordpress.com