Friday, February 07, 2014

Nordic Knitting Symposium in Vörå 2014 part I

I started a new job in December.
I got job at Ostrobothnia's Craft Assosiation . Together with my colleguaes I have been organizing the Nordic Knitting Symposium for 2014!
This is really something that I like to do and I also have had the opportunity to contact interesting knitting teachers and lecturers from Finland-Sweden-Estonia-Germany-USA and Japan!
After two months we, I do not work with this on my own, were finally ready to launch the programme a week ago and what a success it was!
When I went home from work today 72 applications had arrived and some of the workshops have almost filled up completely!
We have both full day workshops and half day workshops.
Each participant can choose to participate in two full day workshops and in two half day workshops.
I am especially happy to be able to present Swing-Knitting with Heidrun Liegman on the programme. At the symposium it will be the more basic parts in Swing-Knitting that will be taught. Heidrun calls her classes the Taster class and the Needledance class. We call them basic and beyond the basics for simplification.    
We have also been lucky to get Pörrö Sahlberg to have two workshops teaching how to make buttons in Polymer clay and Colortheory in Polymer clay. I participated in Pörrös button workshop a few years back and managed to make some pretty decent buttons myself. Making this programme I really felt the urge to start making my own buttons.
Another interesting Workshop is Tuulia Salminen's "the tailored sweater" where you both get to know how to knit a top-down set-in-sleeve sweater and get a Excel 2003 worksheet  to fill in your measurements and choice of model and it creates a custom made pdf pattern for you! Amazing! 
Tuulia will also have a workshop in knitting toe-up socks, I really would need that workshop myself.
The amazing glove artist Kristi Joeste from Estonia will teach some beautiful estonian knitting techniques in two different workshops. 
We have Susanna Hanson teaching stripes, how to arrange the colors, how to make jogless stripes etc.
My friend Leena Siikaniemi will teach the technique to make her amazing Doublefun socks.
Some amazing 3D knitting can be learned at Adrienne Sloanes workshops "Sculptural knitting" and "Knitting wired".

more coming soon.........

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