Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
Dec 2

A Swedish Textile Tour

December 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A trip to Sweden for a family reunion in 2019 evolved into two weeks of non-stop textile adventures for Sally Orgren.

Enjoy behind the scenes tours of Östergötlands Ullspinneri (a wool spinning operation), Klässbols Linneväveri (four generation linen factory), Almgrens Sidenväveria (Stockholm silk museum), and some of the student textile work exhibited at the University of Borås in this presentation. Tag along virtually as Sally visits weaver Kerstin Fröberg, the 14th Century Bocksten Man (with his clothing mostly intact!) and nearly 400-year- old textiles recovered from the Vasa, a famous Swedish ship that sank in 1628.

Sally Orgren is Editor of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine, produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA). Sally has exhibited, won awards, and written about weaving and related topics throughout her more than thirty years of producing fiber art. Prior to working for HGA, Sally completed an extensive career as Creative Director for a marketing firm based in the Midwest. Sally belongs to four local guilds, Frances Irwin Handweavers, Jockey Hollow Weavers, New York Guild of Handweavers, and North Country Spinners; two national guilds, Complex Weavers and the invitation-only Cross Country Weavers, and she posts projects regularly to Ravelry.com.

All Zoom links are available in the Members Area.


December 2, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category: