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Maija Nygren

Maija Nygren
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Maija Nygren is a knitwear designer and educator based in Edinburgh who learned to crochet at the age of five with her Finnish grandmother and completed her first five-needle mittens in P1.

Maija is passionate about meaningful garments and textiles and in-depth research accompanies her design development. Sharing traditional skills and empowering people to have confidence in their own creative abilities, is one of the key aspects to Maija's practice.

Maija is the founder of Almaborealis Ltd where she creates educational, child-led kids textiles which embrace local production and ethically sourced raw materials. She teaches machine knitting skills for children and adults and lectures at DJCAD.
2019

Accelerator Programme, Elevator UK, Center For Entrepreneurship, University of Dundee

Venture 2019 Entrepreneurship Award Winner, Center For Entrepreneurship, University of Dundee

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
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