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The perfect blend of a swedish tweed-yarn

Stefan Moberg is a handweaver and a spinner and during the last year he has been experimenting and re-inventing an old teqnique of weaving tweed into the swedish environment. Toghether with Roger Haugaard Bush he has been in a process of creating a yarn and fabric from scratch. The problems and possibilities of finding a blend of different types of Swedish wool to create a classic tweed and the story of how an old cast iron loom ended up moving from the Outer Hebrides to Sweden. Stefan Moberg is a handweaver, spinner and dyer based outside Stockholm in Sweden. ith firm roots in the Swedish textile industry, he is fascinated by the traditions of textile production and has developed a special interest in working with the production of tweed fabrics. He operates the only known privately owned Hattersley loom in Sweden, and during 2020 he launched the project “Swedish Tweed” with the support of The National Swedish Handicraft Council. Listen and talk to him during the conference! Register here

Baltic Wool Conference

7-9 October 2021

The Gotland Region believes that there is a great deal of knowledge and a great potential for development around the wool business in Gotland. Partly in entrepreneurship, but also locally in the micro industries. We would like to contribute to the development of the wool industry. We strongly believe this conference in the long term will contribute to many of our strategic focus areas. It will be a visitor occasion in October, it will lead to development of the wool industry and it will strengthen craftsmanship and a living cultural heritage.

Nils-Erik Selin, Head of growth and development, Region Gotland

The National Swedish Handicraft Council (NFH) is a government agency under the Ministry of Culture with the task of promoting handicrafts. Important partners for the Authority’s work are the country’s regions, civil society organizations and other cultural authorities. Priority areas include sustainability, cultural and creative industries as well as working with the intangible cultural heritage.

Since the autumn of 2018, a national developer has been focusing on sustainability and wool issues at NFH. The goal is an agenda for how the wool issues, like classification and infrastructure, should be solved at national level together with various actors and authorities. This is done in the form of seminars, conferences and networking, both within Sweden and abroad. The initiative “Baltic Wool Conference” is part of the work to promote the Swedish wool industry, create new contacts and opportunities for further development together with the countries around the Baltic Sea.

Annkristin Hult, National Developer

The Rural Economy and Agricultural Society Gotland, which hosts the Baltic Wool Conference, works for developing business in the countryside. Lamb production is an important industry in Gotland that provides both tasty lamb meat, shimmering lambskin and wool for many uses. Grazing animals keep the landscape open and provide biodiversity. We believe in the development of the Swedish wool industry in collaboration with our neighbors around the Baltic Sea.

Mats Pettersson, CEO of Hushållningssällskapet Gotland