SWEA Holland proudly presents the winner of the Culture Scholarship 2022: Kelly Konings. Kelly was awarded the scholarship because of the cultural bridge she is building between the Netherlands and Sweden by exploring Swedish textile culture and weaving history. The scholarship will be used to create a collection named “Hybrid Archetypes”, using 3D weaving that will be presented at the Object Rotterdam fair in February 2024.
“I feel very happy to have been awarded this award,” says Kelly Konings who began her career as a fashion designer where she has worked for many years. There the interest in woven fabrics, hand weaving and textile design grew. Today, Kelly, who originally comes from Holland, is an MA student in textile design at Borås University in Sweden.
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Photo credit: Margareta Svensson