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Textile Art


The textile field is a rich source to relate  to artistically,  since  textiles as material and method are found all around us,  in  the  everyday, in tradition, in politics, in technology and in science. At HDKValand  Textile Ar,t students are given the artistic tools needed to work  at  a professional level using the medium  of textile  as language and expression. 

 In spring 2020 seven students graduated from the  BFA  Textile programme. The last months of  the  students’ education  were disrupted by the global pandemic.  Without access to the school’s premises and equipment the students were forced to rethink how they could complete their projects.  But, as the students’ work demonstrates,  textile art is a  resilient  practice that cannot be stopped  by either  material or spatial  restraints. 

The work of the seven student textile artists  show intelligence, humor and  skill.  The significance of Craft practice lies in its ability to  harbor and convey complex movements and moods, which not only speaks to these  turbulent and uncertain times but also to the possibilities of change. 

A big  congratulation  to seven distinctive, beautiful and thought-provoking bachelor’s theses! 

Read more about the Bachelor’s programme in Textile Art:


It is with a great pleasure HDK-Valand, the masters programme in Craft, present the final MFA Degree projects for Jewellery, Textile and Ceramic Art – 2020. 

The Masters education at HDK-Valand, Department of Craft, is international and multidisciplinary welcoming students from all over the world with BA backgrounds in craft, fine art, design, and other related art educations. Thereby craft is questioned, challenged, and critically contextualized from many different perspectives giving it a voice and impact on our everyday present and future lives.  

Craft is an artform closely related to the materials and the processes of making. The students at HDK-Valand, Department of Craft, intimately and iteratively synthesize ideas and theories with the physical shaping and forming of materials in their studios and specialized workshops. 

This year with a worldwide pandemic, this has not been possible. With a lockdown of the university the students were interrupted in the middle of their projects. The teaching and planning changed drastically, as well as the form and content of their final degree projects. Despite being distanced from the studios and workshops, the MFA students at HDKValand, Department of Craft managed to adapt and complete their projects, including the presentation of their work for examination within a new digital framework. 

The students achieved the educational requirements of the Masters programme in Craft, Jewellery-, Textile- and Ceramic art, producing high quality artworks and demonstrating that they are ready to cope with the many challenges they will meet as Craft practitioners outside the art school. 

Congratulations to all. 

Read more about the Master’s programme in Crafts, Textile Art: 

Frida Åström

MFA Textile Art

Malinn Daengtakote Petersén

MFA Textile Art

Angelica Strandberg

BFA Textile Art

Vera Asptjärn

BFA Textile Art

Clara Fina Frisk

BFA Textile Art

Erik Torstensson

BFA Textile Art

Nora Söder

BFA Textile Art

Sara Hellåker

BFA Textile Art

Lina Loca Gustafsson

BFA Textile Art