Via the Local:
Immigrant women in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta are using language lessons and handicrafts to stitch together an alternative Christmas market experience for the entire Swedish capital, The Local's Clara Guibourg discovers.
The market is being arranged by Livstycket, a non-profit group that mixes language classes with craft work and design to help immigrant women overcome their isolation as newcomers to Swedish society.
The organization describes itself as a design and knowledge centre. Immigrant women, some of whom are illiterate, come here to learn to speak, read and write Swedish.