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Forssa Textile Week Exhibitons
August 15th - 18th 2024

Open daily during the event 10-17

The event showcases a selection of textile art, patterns, installations and textile heritage. You can find exhibitions at the Spinning Mill Area and Forssa city center. Final locations will be published closer to the event.


Forssa Museum & Gallery Moletti

Wahreninkatu 12
Open 10-17

Meri Westlin: Liina
Metallic yarn textile sculptures.

The City of Colourful Cloth
Forssa Museum permanent exhibition.

The Dyeing Mill

Wahreninkatu 13
Open 10-17

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Patterns inspired by the 20s, 50s, 60s & 80s.
Project exhbiton by Textile Design students.

HAMK University of Applien Sciences
Pattern Design Summer School project.

Pattern Centre. Printed textiles museum exhibition

Picture: Meri Westlin, Liina.


The Studio

Studio Kati Länsikylä
Wahreninkatu 11
Open 10-17
Entrance can be found behind the large Spinning Mill building by the river. The Studio is located next to the bowling alley.

Carni Wear

Karoliina Arvilommi

Maiju Ahlgren & Hanna Tamminen

Nanna Aspholm-Flik

Picture: Nanna Aspholm-Flik - From spool to blossom. (Photographer: Stefan Hohloch)


The Station

Vapaudenkatu 4
Open 10-17

Carol De Lara: Bacterial Brickbats
Borås Textilhögskolan/ University of Borås, The Swedish School of Textiles

Solid Studio - Jasmijn Taken, Fredrika Holmberg and Boukje Kemper
Borås Textilhögskolan/ University of Borås, The Swedish School of Textiles

Sanna Ahonen

Aalto University, Dialogues: An  Ode to Textile Stories
Exhibition by the students of textile design

Mila Galle ja Laura Harjamäki: FaCT
1st year students ARKI-video piece
Anusuya Krishnaswamy: Of the ordinary, in this ordinary
Master of Arts, Thesis work
Sanna Ahonen: Slow unfolding-collection
Master of Arts, Thesis work

Picture: Solid Studio.



Puutarhakatu 5
Open 10-17

Eve Hamari

Gabriela Vinograd (Argentina)

Our Plants, Our Heritage
Leila Ashtiani (Iran)
Sofie Dieu (Ranska)
Humaira Fayazi (Afganistan)
Abouk Giir (Sudan)
Rahila Zeeshan (Pakistan)

Petra Martinez

Päivi Vaarula

Roosa Tervapuro

Picture: Gabriela Vinograd, Tundra, Women Nature Serie.


Exhibition Space Vinkkeli

Exhibition space Vinkkeli at the Library,
Wahreninkatu 4
Open 10-17
Attn! Entrance to the exhibition on Thu-Fri via Library,
Sat-Sun via the Forssa Nature Museum entrance
(door next to parking area, door 4 b)

Arja Mattila and the Tähti textile family:
A restrospective exhibition

Arja Mattila (1933-2015) was a third-generation factory worker from Forssa. Her maiden name was Tähti. A name that translates from Finnish to English language, meaning a Star.

Arja Mattila had a great influence on Forssa-based pattern design. She begun her career at the Finlayson-Forssa factories, working and learning about textile printing alongside her father, who mastered the engraving of metal printing rollers. She transferred her knowledge to designing patterns of innovative and structured compositions

Forssa Museum summer exhibition displays patterns by Arja Mattila 5.7.-29.8.2024. Free entrance.

Picture: Arja Mattila