where the wild grows



Intertwined revolves around the relationship between the tactile and visual experience in exploring the world of textiles. Anonymous hands play with the textile objects in an attempt to remotely satisfy our need for physical interaction with the cloth – with everything from gentle strokes to firm grips.

Through imaginative use of photography, the exhibition questions the importance of tactility and whether it is possible to fully experience textiles without direct contact. At the same time, Intertwined showcases a rich variety of creative personalities among BA and MA students at the Swedish School of Textiles. Their versatile approach to textile design explores the rich expressive possibilities emerging from the use of the textile methods which include experimental knitting, large-scale weaving and entirely digital materials, balancing between art and science.

// Professor Delia Dumitrescu and the students at the Swedish School of Textiles




By - Alberte Holmø Bojesen

A knitted narrative evolving around the ephemeral and grotesque beauty of nature’s decay. The hand- and machine-knitted structures are narrative translations of nature’s journey from existing to non-existing. They emphasise the beauty of this transition, while questioning the conventional disgust for the concept of decay.


By - Armika Lindqvist

The idea was to design a collection of knitted interior textiles that are suitable for the family home. The collection aims to meet the adults' need for style and practicality while communicating the child's need for colors and details.


By - Carolina Sardal Jerhov

fusion of materials to discover new properties, shapes and colors. all samples are done with a textile material (velvet, ,silk, polyester, cotton) fused together will cellophane.


By - Elvira Jönsson

This work looks into the light and colour phenomenon interference, by exploring dichroic effect filters in industrial jacquard weaving. The dichroic filters used are an unexplored material in textile design today. The filters are introduced as a light source that reflects colour through the woven structures.


By - Gudjon Andri Thorvardson

This work seeks to explore knitted structures and techniques. Using both known structures and developing new ones. Pushing the limits of the knitted textile. Showcasing more possibilities than the most commonly used in the industry right now. The structures are intended to enhance the textile and create greater depth when combined with an image. 

By - Jessica Rijkers

This project aimed to study the transition from a non-woven bioplastic into unconventional yarn for the traditional technique of handweaving, with the methods of construction, and colouring. The motive behind this work was to make bioplastic more accessible for the textile industry, through the use of techniques as weaving.


By - Jonathan Vidvinge

Exhibited piece is part of a collection of tactile oriented knitted fabrics, which draws inspiration from stones and the act of inflating.
Wool, Pemotex


By - Karolina Tomaszewska

“Floating in focus” is a project which aims to create Jacquard-woven textiles for spatial context revolving around aesthetic properties of floats. It attempts to challenge the common image of interior textiles, seeing them as a constructive part of human habitat, hand in hand with architecture. 


By - Klara Nilsson

This project explored knitting through a 2 dimensional perspective. One knitted row was made into a 2D shape that was laser cut in cardboard, acrylic glass and fabrics. The different materials were then put together to make these three 2D knitted pieces.


By - Lisa Hüls

A visualization of the relationship between humans and digital devices. The two pieces were created with recycled electrical cords by using the traditional technique bobbin lace.

By - Majli af Ekenstam

Do you know what a textile is? What if the actual fibres where strings of numbers, arrays of digits turned into threads, not taking a specific form but constantly evolving. Tactility is one of textile materials' apparent and basic properties. If one would take the tactility away, what would happen?


By - Saga Lagberg

”Nerve” is a knitted collection based on the narrative about a nerve that gains consciousness and wishes to break free from codependency to a body. The three pieces are knitted on a hand knitting machine and suggest textiles for room dividing/decoration.


By - Sarah Wilson

Material Contrasts investigates the tension between the unconventional interplay of concrete and textile. In this pairing, tactile and playful forms give insight to an unpredictable design process, using fabric formwork as a method to create works.