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Textile Crafts

About the Course

In the subject, you get an insight into the entire long and wonderful process from the smallest textile fibre to a finished product.

You learn, among other things, to spin your own yarn, weave, knit, dye with plants and kitchen waste, and then conjure up beautiful and functional creations at the sewing machine. ​


We focus on durability, aesthetic sustainability, good craftsmanship, natural materials, recycling and upcycling. We investigate how the ancient textile craft can be used in a modern and sustainable context and how we can thereby focus on the environmental and social challenges associated with the polluting clothing industry. ​


Along the way, there will be good opportunities for creative expression and craft immersion, where you will get right down to gear and experience the joy of the repetitive (and addictive) textile craft. ​The teaching will consist of specific courses where you will gain thorough experience with various techniques, as well as independent projects where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in and experiment with the subjects you find particularly interesting. ​


The subject is for anyone who wants to become self-sufficient in clothes or is just curious about the wonderful world of textiles.


No prior knowledge is required, and if you know something in advance, there is plenty of opportunity to be challenged.

Nina Hulgaard

Your teacher

Nina Hulgaard

Educated in textile design, craft and communication from Copenhagen University of Applied Sciences.

Nina has previously taught textile-related subjects at secondary school, free school and at the ancient center Sagnlandet Lejre and has been involved in costume and prop production for various theater and opera performances.

She has also done workshops on the upcycling of textiles in a green project community and worked as a seamstress at a slow-fashion brand.

As a teacher, Nina is particularly interested in how the textile craft can contribute to sustainable and cultural-historical education.

She is particularly specialized in old craft techniques and is passionate about contributing to an increased awareness of the materials, tools and processes that have been part of the creation of clothes and textiles since ancient times. "In our everyday life, we are surrounded by textiles. But for most it is still a mystery where the textiles actually come from and how they are created.

I would like to help unravel that mystery when we dive right into the life cycle of clothes and try our hand at all the techniques linked to this. At the same time, we investigate how the cycle can continue indefinitely, so that we avoid overconsumption and unnecessary waste of resources.

Through upcycling and repair, we must find the beauty in the worn and experiment with how existing materials can be put together in new and functional ways." ​

Nina Hulgaard
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