DWN at the ETN Conference in Borås, Sweden

DWN at the ETN Conference in Borås, Sweden

Yes, Digital Weaving Norway was at the European Textile Network’s 18th Conference held in Borås (Sweden) in September! Vibeke Vestby was there to teach a workshop – Jacquard Weaving on the TC2. She was accompanied by our in-house Assembly and Installation expert Helle Ekaas.

The participants in the training workshop covered an interesting range of qualifications – we had the Founder and former President of ETN Beatrijs Sterk, researchers with backgrounds in technical textiles and music, and various other people from universities in Denmark, Germany, England, Taiwan and Norway.

As a part of the Conference, Vibeke also gave a speech along with the Mayor of Borås and the Danish Ambassador to Sweden (you can see their onstage pictures in the slideshow below!).  This was on the occasion of awarding Grethe Sörenson the prize of the Nordic Textile Artist of the Year 2017. Grethe also received a cash prize of 100,000 Swedish Crowns. We are so proud of her! 🙂

And here are a few glimpses from the Conference:


The ETN Conference aimed at presenting a global perspective of the different textile practices and their interactions, with a special focus on sustainable creativity and innovation in textile art and design.