TAUKO Magazine Issue No. 5
This issue features essays of local wool production in Europe and portraits textile artists working with indigenous sheep herds in Denmark and the US. It features 10 sewing patterns by independent designers inspired by the shared history of humans and sheep. Making use of soft jerseys, wool, padded cotton and linen the sweaters, coats, trousers and dresses come with many variations for differently skilled sewists.. All patterns come in 9 sizes from bust width 31” / 78cm to 57.5” / 146cm.
DESIGNERS: Joanne Au, Sadie Egan, Lisa Falconer, Christine Haynes, Elles Thé Lanfer, Bren Larsen,Juha Vehmaanperä and Andini Wijendaru
Articles, essays and columns:
- From the Farm to the Runway: A Story of Homecoming – Words by Lois Armas, Photography by Laura Oja
- Artistic Narratives of Wool: An Introduction to the Work of Claudy Jongstra – Words by Lola Tairov, Photography by Josefina Eikenaar, Heleen Haijtema, Natascha Libbert
and Jeroen Musch
- A New Place for lace: The HEILA Bag – Words & photography by Juha Vehmaanperä
- The Skateboarding Weaver – Interview with Naiomi Glasses
Photography by Tyler Glasses
- Craft letters: From Dallas with love – Words & photography by Alexis Bailey
- Clothing and Identity – Words & photography by Leila Kelleher
- Book Reviews
FORMAT: TAUKO is a 128-page collectable that measures in at 275mm high x 215mm wide. There are four folded paper pattern sheets included with the magazine. It is printed in Estonia with a glue and stitch binding to secure durability and easy reading.
TAUKO Magazine is a pioneering independent print publication for home sewists and fashion and culture lovers, who have a big heart for the planet. It has its headquarters in Helsinki and Berlin and is founded and published by art researchers, fashion designers, makers, and passionate fighters for planetary wellbeing, Kaisa Rissanen and Mila Moisio. Its international network of contributors, designers, writers, photographers, and illustrators share the need to bring mindful and beautiful work to the world.
Each issue features more than 10 sewing pattern designs created by celebrities and newcomers from the sewing community. A carefully curated selection makes design clothing accessible to anyone willing to try out sewing and learn new skills. With actual-size paper patterns, easy guidelines, agile images, and illustrations, we wish to make the sewing experience empowering, exciting and fun. The vast horizon of crafts, culture, and climate is featured in interviews, columns, articles, tips, and recommendations by our international contributors.
TAUKO Magazine continues our story of finding new, regenerative, and empowering ways to celebrate design and clothes. It’s a start for positive system change. Our background is in running an awarded sustainable fashion brand, and we’ve become very familiar with design, pattern making, collection presentation, international fashion weeks – learning how clothing matter only when there is a personal connection to it.
TAUKO stands for a break or a pause in Finnish. It describes a strong, silent, and still movement that is almost impossible to notice.