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This newsletter is written in order to spread experiences within the topic of historic textiles and reconstructions. Our ambition is to amuse you and stimulate interest in the 18th Century. Durán Textiles, who is mainly working with museum collections and Royal Castles, was founded in 2002 by CEO and production manager Laila Durán, with co-worker artist Torkel Henriksson who is doing the artworks and preparing the designs for production. Our production is done mostly in India supervised by Duran Textiles inspectors. 
- The articles are mainly written by Laila Durán but we also have help from colleagues and specialists from several museums and universities.  In the future this newsletter will be distributed four times a year and is free of charge. We hope you will enjoy our stories and offers and help us to spread the letter to friends and colleagues. Contact:

Detta nyhetsbrev skrivs för att sprida erfarenheter inom ämnet rekonstruktioner av historiska textiler och 1700-talet. Ambitionen är att roa och stimulera intresset. Durán Textiles har varit verksamt sedan 2002 och arbetar med projekt för Kungliga Slott och museisamlingar i hela Skandinavien. Laila Durán är VD och projektledare, Torkel Henriksson arbetar med originalen och alla förlagor för tryck och väv. På plats i Indien, där de flesta av tygerna produceras, finns Durán Textiles egna inspektörer.
- Artiklarna skrivs huvudsakligen av Laila Durán men vi får även hjälp av kollegor och specialister från olika muséer och universitet.  Nyhetsbrevet kommer i fortsättningen att komma ut fyra gånger per år och är helt kostnadsfritt. Vi hoppas ni ska uppskatta våra artiklar och erbjudanden och även sprida informationen vidare till Era vänner. Kontakt:



Håndplagg – Handwear. A hundred ways to keep your hands warm. 
Text: Laila Durán. Photo: Eva Brænd, Laila Durán.

Since two years Durán Textiles has a close cooperation with the Norwegian magazine BUNAD and its chief editor Heidi Fossnes. The magazine is a periodical directed to everybody who is interested in regional costume, bunad in Norwegian, and textile craft. Besides the magazine, which is sent out four times every year, Heidi Fossnes has written the book ”Håndplagg”. She has brought forth a treasure of hand wear in colored wool from museum collection, together with meticulous descriptions of the old techniques. With the help of crochet hook, knitting pins and embroidery needles traditional accessories for regional costumes could be worked out. There are descriptions of over 100 pieces of clothing to warm your hands with during cold winter seasons.

This is a magnificent volume for everyone that likes needlework, knitting and the reconstruction of old garments. The more than hundred illustrations and descriptions of different textile techniques make it possible for everybody to find a hand wear that suits their taste and craft ability. Below, you see some of the photos from the book.

To everybody with deft fingers Heidi offers a description of how to make some beautiful wrist warmers with glass beads in knitting or crochet. We wish you all good luck!

If you want to buy the book (Norwegian text) Håndplagg by Heidi Fossnes, the price is 550 SEK plus postage.
Mail your order to:



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