Weaving circle

Process, Sompansenvuoma 1 & 2, 2021

In the Luleå Biennial, Ida Isak Westerberg shows her works 2022 Sompasenvouma 1 & 2 that were co-created with a mire in Tornedalen. The works tell us about the making, the location and a multicolored identity. Together with Hemslöjdskonsulenten Region Norrbotten, the biennial offers three digital courses during the autumn, where the basics of weaving will be explored in a free and curious way. The courses will be held by textile artist Ida Isak Westerberg.

We will focus on techniques such as plain weave, kilim, rya (thick cloth) and röllakan (flat weave). Regardless of previous experience, you will gain skills that you can develop on your own – both on and off the loom.
 
On the first occasion, Westberg will be introducing plain weave, which means you will get the opportunity to learn frame warping, but also different plain weave techniques. After registration, you will receive the materials you need to participate in the course, however, you are more than welcome to use your own yarns, too.
 
Organized in collaboration with: Hemslöjdskonsulenten Region Norrbotten and Älvsby Folkhögskola in collaboration with the Luleå Biennial and Ida Isak Westerberg.
 
Course fee: 200 SEK (includes 3 digital meetings, materials and shipping). Note that you can only register to take the entire course, not individual sessions. The course will take place digitally on the meeting platform Teams or Zoom. A meeting link will be sent out by email.
 
Materials: Frame and yarns as well as other materials will be sent by post shortly after the last day of registration. Materials can only be sent within Sweden.