Saturday was a beautiful sunny day here, with a proper spring feeling to it. I decided to walk to the Textile Museum in the afternoon. On the way there, I passed one f my favourite views of the town (above); and in a little park on 'my' side of the river, I found some crocuses in bloom (below).
Jaume Plensa's huge sculpture House of Knowledge is still sitting in front of the Textile Fashion Center - which besides the Textile Museum also houses the Swedish School of Textiles (part of Borås University), and some textile-related businesses.
Last time I was there was at the end of October, on a rather crowded Open House day. Two of the exhibitions from the autumn are still running; a couple of others had been exchanged for new ones. Less people there this time, so more space to walk around and get up close to various objects and showcases.
A new exhibition shows the development of women's fashion from the 1930s onward, using examples from one local fashion company. Here we are in the 1950s I think!
Another exhibition was about a local wallpaper-company (Borås-tapeter).
Curious swans seem to follow me around this month!
(Last week, it was a live one...)
I was glad to find the exhibition Material World by Ian Berry still going on.
"Worn jeans are the medium that British artist Ian Berry uses in his artwork. At first glance, it’s easy to mistake his works for blue toned photographs or indigo coloured oil paintings. Up close you realize that they are carefully put together by layer upon layer of denim."