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Maija Nygren

Maija Nygren
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Maija Nygren is a freelance knitwear designer and a crochet sculptor and artist. Maija learned to crochet at the age of five with her Finnish grandmother and knitted her first five-needle mittens in P1. Maija pursued a career in theatrical costume, millinery and most recently the production of innovative, inquisitive textiles that embrace local production and ethically sourced raw materials.

Maija is passionate about meaningful garments and textiles and in-depth research accompanies her design development. The passing on traditional skills and empowering people to have confidence in their own creative abilities, is one of the key aspects to Maija's practice.
2018
MA Knitwear (Design, Heritage and Production), Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels School of Textiles

One Year On at New Designers, Business Design Center, London

Border Union Agricultural Society Bursary Award

Worshipful Company of the Framework Knitters Bursary Award

2016
BA(Hons) Design For Textiles, Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels School of Textiles

New Designers, Business Design Center, London

Talent 2016, Craft Central, Clerkenwell Design Quarter, London Design Week

Handmade Edinburgh, Edinburgh

2004
National Diploma in Costume for Theatre, TV and Film, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Fish 1
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  • Found Objects
Fish 1
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  • Fish 1
  • Found Objects
Fish 1
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  • Fish 1
  • Found Objects
See
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Hear
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  • Hear
  • Knitted
Crochet and photo collage
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  • Crochet and photo collage
  • Mixed Media
Crochet and photo collage
  • Maija Nygren
  • Crochet and photo collage
  • Mixed Media
Feel
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  • Feel
  • Knitted

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