Exempel på "Kärnas" olika material
och kollektionsplaggen samt den grafiska
designen. Form: Nygårds Anna Bengtsson (textil)
och Nygårds Maria Bengtsson (grafiskt).
Produktion: Östgöta Hemslöjd AB.
Produkt nr 52.
The Design Process
Some of the materials in the
"Kärna" collection with one example of
the graphic design, and its garments. Designed by
Nygårds Anna Bengtsson (clothes) and Nygårds
Maria Bengstsson (graphics). Manufactured by
Östgöra Hemslöjd AB. Product no 52
The handicraft association of the province of
Östergötland and Östgöta Hemslöjd have collaborated
with designer Nygårds Anna Bengtsson and craft workers
to produce a fashion collection using the folk costume of
that province as a source of inspiration.
"Kärna" includes five basic models (a short
dress, waistcoat-dress, jacket, blouse and vest) for
sewing and four basic models (a straight pullover,
cardigan, tunic and vest) for hand-knitting in wool. A
knitted heart can be made as a decoration.
The five basic models can be sewn in five different
materials: two linen fabrics, one specially produced wool
material, tulle and sheepskin.
The two linen materials have different shades of white
and different structures. One of them is fully bleached
diagonal twill for hemstitched embroidery. The other is a
plain weave in a warm white tone (also in black).
The garments that make up "Kärna" have both
traditional, entirely hand-sewn buttons and cast pewter
buttons designed by Nygårds Anna.
The graphic program by Nygårds Maria Bengtsson (a
sister) also works in the same way as the fashion
collection is designed. It is, based on a few simple
building blocks that can be changed and varied for
The program is based on four label stamps, made so that
the different models can be ticked off and the name of
the material filled in. Special boxes for washing
instructions can also be ticked.
The program is stamped in black ink on standard-size
white paper. The sewing and knitting instructions, and
decorating instructions, are photocopied onto a cut A4