Bäckadräkten is an innovative unisex folk costume project made by project leader Fredy Samuel Lundh, textile designer Ida Björs & 
Our association behind the project is Folk Youth Västra Götaland

The first show | Borås Pride 30.6-2.7 2022
Experience the exhibition 30.6 - 28.8 2022

PRESS & INTERVIEWS


Genomförs med stöd av:
Behind the project
I work with the Textile Museum of Sweden where Bäckadräkten will have its first exhibition. 
They are helping me with all behind the scenes parts in the museum and with hindrances along the way. I am so grateful for their cooperation and interest in this project.

See more of their work here:

IDA BJÖRS, a textile designer, artist and illustrator who does all the sewing work and designs the costume with me. Find all her amazing work on www.idabjorssuperillustration.se

Here is Ida in blue, with a bit of her family in some of her earlier folk costume creations:
Progress | Blog
Let me present:
BÄCKADRÄKTEN
Step in to our new room beyond the binary. Let us together create a more open world with respect and curiosity to one another and our style and identity.  
This folk costume is just one way to work with norm criticism. The real work continues with us learning to listen to one self and others. You have a marvelous world in you and in your friends. Explore!

Do you want to sew your own? - Our next task is to create a sewing pattern that you can follow. Stay tuned...it will take some time...

My hopes are that you keep on playing with this costume. What do you want to change to make it fit you? 
Use your own colors or patterns from your town, make it even more fluffy/straight/big/beautiful, maybe it needs a pair of pants? Or a coat?

Take care and have FUN!
with love
// Fredy Clue | Fredy Samuel Lundh
Behind the scenes
So much work and ideas being shared. 
It took us 5,5 months to create this costume from scratch and know it's almost done!
Almost done testing
The livstycke/vest is coming along nicely. Ida has been hand dyeing the fabric for the byxkjol in indigo.
The shirt has taken Ida a long time to make. A lot of small details! Soon you will see them closely.
SHOES!
Much wow

Helena Karlsson Skotjänst Rättvik is the master behind these wonderful shoes made especially for Bäckadräkten.
Thank you Helena!!
Helena Karlsson in here studio
Helena Karlsson in here studio
My first tv interview!

I got this wonderful opportunity to talk about my take on identity and gender norms in clothes as well as my dear project you here read about.. 
All in Swedish so either that's OK or let us div in to it:
Kläder = Clothes
Ickebinär = Non Binary
Normer = Norms
Välkommen = Welcome
TESTing testing... 1.2.3...
 any changes needed??

A big moment! Finally testing the toiles all together!!
Only the livstycke/west is with the right fabric.. but we have ordered all the fabrics now.
So now it is just getting it all together. Wehoo!
Cutout doll...
I have never felt so naked and still so honored as when Ida draw me as a cutout doll (klippdocka). 
This is the last step in the Idéfas where everything starts to fit into place.
We are so happy!

The fabric for the livstycke/west is from Ljusdal. It is handwoven and we luckily found this that is  exactly the template of colors that we are using. Our inspiration comes from the transgender flag, white pink and blue.​​​​​​​
The fabric for the byxkjol is vadmal, a wool fabric that we will color with indigo.
We play with some shawls and will see if we have time to make them until deadline..
Toile toile toile!
Testing the design of the livstycke/west.
I am very pleased!
Sketches Sketches Sketches...
We are in the middle of the first phase of the project called Idéfas.
Ida is making a lot of wonderful collages (see them above) in where we find a lot of inspiration to sketch on our own ideas. 
We are designing these parts:
Väst/Livstycke
Byxkjol
Bälte
Skjorta
Keps
Skor
Smycke
All is good! We'll see where it ends..​​​​​​​.
Uppstartsmöte
Vi är igång med projektet!
Planen är att designa och sy dräkten kommande månaderna Jan-Mar för att sedan bli klar till Juni. Vi är otroligt glada och taggade. Här är vi, jag i studion i Göteborg och Ida på länk i Stockholm. Nedan är de första skisserna på våra tankar och idéer:
Research & Inspiration
July 2021
I visited Nordiska Museets in Stockholm to dig deep into the tradition and experience colors, patterns and different styles of sewing techniques etc. It gave me a lot just looking at the pieces in the exhibition.
Some things that caught my eye:

summer 2021
I am looking around everywhere for inspiration.
www.draktnyckel.se/bildgalleri is a wonderful website for all kinds of pictures and info. 
What I look for is everything that catches my eyes. Like this amazing costume bellow:

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