Weaving Threads Through Time and Space

In January of 2020, Swedish textile artist Sofia Hagström Møller traveled to Madison, Wisconsin, for a Weaving Lab residency. While she was excited to work with the TC-2 digital loom on campus, she also brought with her cloth hand-woven by her grandmother as inspiration. It was only after she discovered examples of similarly patterned cloth in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection that she realized the project’s full potential to explore cultural translations and overlaps.