Annual Meeting, Clothing- and Textilenetwork, 7.-8.09.2023
The Save the Loom project group will host the annual meeting in the Clothing- and Textilenetwork under the Association of Danish Museums. This meeting will be held in Copenhagen at Danish Art Workshops. The topic will be museum collections, conservation, research, and dissemination in the frame of looms, woven products, and weavers.
Trip to Askov and Flemming Lundholm's workshop, 25.-26.03.2023
In March the project group will host an excursion to Askov and visit Flemming Lundholm’s own weaving workshop.
The Danish Society of Textile History will host their annual general meeting Saturday 25th and members are invited on a walking tour in the town of Askov about the story of Anders Lervad’s school of handicrafts og weaving production. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Askov set the scene for many activities and personalities that had an tremendous impact on the development of the modern Danish weaving tradition. The walking tour will be guided by Linda Klitmøller, Kathrine Brandstrup, and Susanne Lervad. The next day will be followed by a visit for the members to Flemming Lundholm’s private home and workshop.
You can read more about the event (in Danish) here
The weaving workshop in Smallegade, Copenhagen, 6.11.2021
On Saturday the 6th of November, we visited a weaving workshop in Copenhagen. The workshop is a community of four independent weavers Berthe Forcchammer, Amelie Tillgren, Ida Kornerup og Pia Jensen who take on weaving tasks independently and together. We were first met by the very talented Berthe who showed us her work on a John Becker draw loom. She is currently working on a chasuble with a beautiful gold design. Pia also talked to us about her artistic inspiration for her weaving project and showed us a Lervad foot-powered loom they had set up for making colorful scarfs.
We would highly recommend visiting their workshop - they are open the first Saturday of every month from 10-16 - and check out their Facebook page!
Presentation at "Old Textiles - More Possibilies", June 2021
In connection with the CTR conference "Old Textiles - More Possibilities" in June 2021, we presented a short 5-minute presentation. It shortly presents some of the themes and goals of the Save the Loom project. You can view the presentation here.
Plans for future trips
This spring we hope to put together a trip to the Open Air Museum in Sorgenfri (Frilandsmuseet). The museum houses more than 60 old farms, mills, and houses from the period 1650-1940 with interiors historically decorated. Mathilde, our student assistant for the Save the Loom project, works there as a guide and will give a presentation of the museum and take us around the houses that have old looms displayed.
We also hope to go to Museum Amager in the nearest future - also with a focus on their display of textile history.