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Annika Kiidron
Fashion Design Ma

Estonian Academy of Arts

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Menswear / Textiles - Print / Textiles for Fashion

My location: Tartu, Estonia

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Annika Kiidron

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First Name: Annika

Last Name: Kiidron

University / College: Estonian Academy of Arts

Course / Program: Fashion Design Ma

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Menswear / Textiles - Print / Textiles for Fashion

My Location: Tartu, Estonia

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Give Me My Fairytale

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It has always been important for me to learn and develop old handicraft techniques. I was nudged into researching this subject years ago in the end of the last millennium when it was popular in Estonia to modernise everything old according to European standards. There were many times I witnessed old and and suddenly not fashionable items thrown into fires. Since I grew up with my grandparents, for them, handicraft was a big part of their lives and I couldn’t understand how things that took hundres of hours to make, meant so little to people, to just throw them away or even worse, burn. Collection „Give Me My Fairytale“ is an ode to handicraft and a thank you to the women (and men) all over the world , who appreciate embroidery as a lifestyle, means of expression or just as a pastime. This project is also a rescue mission – to give forgotten pieces of textile art a new chance for life. Hundreds of women haven unknowingly contributed in the creation of this collection. When an experienced embroiderer makes about 240 crossstitch per hour and 1 dm2 is 2200 stitches, that means the fabric used on one suit has taken 2760 hours or 345 workdays. This is a lot of work to go unappreciated. Reuse and appreciative recycling are terms that have become common today. We have developed abilities to give new life to things and materials. But is it also possible to remake shabby fairytales as new?