Textile Crafts is for you who want to learn how to create your clothes from scratch and extend the life of textiles using redesign and repair.
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 is Educated in textile design, craft and communication from Copenhagen University of Applied Sciences.
She has previously taught textile-related subjects at a secondary school, an independent school and the ancient history centre Sagnlandet Lejre. She has been involved in costume and prop production for various theatre and opera performances.
She has also done workshops on upcycling textiles in a green project community and worked as a seamstress at a slow-fashion brand.
Nina specialises in ancient craft techniques and is passionate about contributing to an increased awareness of the materials, tools and processes that have been part of creating clothes and textiles since ancient times.