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The program for 2024 is in process and will be edited and updater on this page closer to the event. Stay tuned!

Forssa Textile Week Exhibitons
August 15th - 18th 2024


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.


At the Forssa Spinning Mill Area

Pattern Centre. Wahreninkatu 13
Entrance ticket for the museum exhibitions

The City of Colourful Cloth. Forssa Museum, Wahreninkatu 12
Entrance ticket for the museum exhibitions

Meri Westlin: Metallic yarn textile sculptures.
Gallery Moletti, Forssa Museum, Wahreninkatu 12
Free entrance.

Picture: Forssa Museum Pattern Centre


Arja Mattila and the Tähti textile family

A restrospective exhibition

Exhibition space Vinkkeli at the Library,
Spinning Mill, Wahreninkatu 4.
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 (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


Exhibitions in other locations (to be updated)

Petra Martinez: Landscapes from Junkyards
Textile art installations

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

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

Picture: Taste for Waste, Metropolia 2023