Hear about the vivid Icelandic knitting traditions.
Iceland knitting of today conjures up visions of lopi yoke sweaters but those are a relatively recent invention.
Sunday the 21st of April, 2-4 pm.
Iceland boasts a rich heritage of knitting that is little known. There are for example chances that you are unaware of the colourful knitted inserts used in fish and skin shoes, a phenomena unique to Iceland and that was being lost.
Icelandic designer Hélène Magnusson (icelandicknitter.com) will give us an insight into the fascinating story of the Icelandic shoe-inserts and tell us about her book, "Icelandic Color Knitting: using Rose patterns", and how she tried to preserve the tradition but also to give it a new life with modern patterns but also completely designs, such as cookie cutters.
She will also tell us a bit about her more recent projects and how they also aim to continue the traditions in new contexts and forms: her hiking and knitting tours in Iceland, Love Story, her range of soft Icelandic artisanal yarns and her brand new book "Icelandic Handknits", inspired by the knitted artifacts in the Textile Museum in Iceland.
The Lecture is in English.
Online tickets sold here.