Lectures

 

 

FRIDAY, September 21st, 12.30 – 13.30

BETAhouse, 1st floor

DKK 150,-

CREATIVE KNITTING – INSPIRED BY THE FAROESE CAIRNS. IN DANISH

Presenter: Ann Heimkær, The Faroe Islands

With this presentation, I want to illustrate how one can go through a creative process with knitting (hand and machine knitting) as mean - as well as main goal.

The presentation is based on a project I made during my studies at the Design School in Kolding, - where I chose to look for inspiration in Faroese Cairns.

I will demonstrate how I analyzed the Cairns from all conceivable angles and perspectives – translated it into words, colours, text, structure, etc.

I will highlight the steps that I usually go through as a designer to analyze a topic: research, sketching, registration, analysis, sketching, analysis, realization - not necessarily always in the same order - and show how I usually translate this into knit, and end up with a knitted product, as a natural result of the process I have undergone.

At the presentation, it will be possible to see and touch samples from the project.

 

SATURDAY, September 22nd, 09.30 – 10.30

BETAhouse, 1st floor

DKK 150,-

DANISH 19TH CENTURY “NATTRØJER” (SWEATERS). IN DANISH

Presenter: Vivian Høxbro, Denmark

A talk about the 19th century knitted “nattrøjer” (sweaters) that our great great grandmothers would use every day.

I will tell (in Danish) and show lots of photos on 

                             the history of knitting in Europe and Denmark, 

about my book “Strik danske stjernetrøjer”  - the sweaters in the book and about the process,

                             the old (solid one color) sweaters,

                             the many beautiful patterns,

                             and I will tell about knitting in the 19th century etc.

Knitting at that time was quite sophisticated and their skills were stunning.
They have a lot to give to us to day.

… and I do of course bring the models from the book and a lot of sample swatches.

 

SATURDAY, September 22nd, 11.30 – 12.30

BETAhouse, 1st floor

DKK 150,-

SOURCES OF INSPIRATION FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT. IN DANISH

Presenter: Vithard Villumsen, Denmark

Challenge your creativity and find new paths to inspiration.

You say that you can be inspired by everything and that inspiration can come from anywhere, but what does that mean? How is inspiration turned into real pieces? And is it difficult to get new ideas?

With this lecture, Vithard gives you hints to where you can look for inspiration, for colours, techniques, textures and new projects… Vithard talks about his sources of inspiration and what is happening in the knitting world at the moment – you’ll leave be going home with inspiration to what inspiration can be and you can transform into your next craft project.

 

SATURDAY, September 22nd, 12.30 – 13.30

BAZARtent (side tent)

DKK 150,-

KNIT YOUR STRESS AWAY AND STRETCH TO INCREASE YOUR KNITTING TIME. IN DANISH

Presenters:  Martha Miehe-Renard, massage and stretch-therapist and knitting expert, Pernille Cordes, authors of Knit and Stretch- a wellness book for knitters.

During knitting time, you can fully immerse yourself into a task, and take your mind off the everyday stresses of life and give your brain a healthy break. This mental mini-vacation into the creative universe of knitting, brings peace and becomes almost meditative.  It is without a doubt good for the mind and soul, but knitting can unfortunately be hard on your body. The many repetitive motions and sometimes bad sitting postures, can lead your knitting Zen to suddenly screech to a halt. Overly tense and tight muscles can lead to discomfort, or even pain. This could cut down on the amount of joy knitting brings, and the amount of time you can spend enjoying. It can even keep you from doing other things in life that brings you happiness.

Come and learn the best stretches for knitters. We will teach you the stretches from our book Knit & Stretch- a wellness book for knitters. We will be focusing on stretching hands, fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, backs, and necks, as well as show you some of the beautiful and smart wellness inspired designs from the book.

 

SATURDAY, September 22nd, 13.30 – 14.15

BETAhouse, 1st floor

Free admittance

ARCTIC COCK-AND-BULL STORIES FROM NORTHEAST GREENLAND. IN DANISH

by author Jørn Riel, told by Lene Bjørn

Take a break from the knitting festival, sit down and listen to amusing storytelling.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 15 – 16.00

BETAhouse, 1. Floor

DKK 150,-

WOMEN’S LIFE IN A TEXTILE LIGHT. IN DANISH

Presenter: Lisbeth Tolstrup, Denmark

Classic presentation with lots of pictures, hand-outs with relevant names/info.

Women’s life was normally expressed through domestic tasks and pursuits. But through times many women have chosen to express themselves artistically. Through the past 100 years textiles and techniques had a special meaning for women in the historic avant-garde from 1909 – 1929 and actually all the way up to the neo-avantgarde in the 60ties.

Without the neo-avantgarde there would be no yarn-bombing or urban graffiti – from autonome environments to old ladies, never has there been such  comprehensiveness in the textile landscape.

Does this sound like heavy stuff? It is not, on the contrary, it is filled with so much rebellion and humour.

 

SUNDAY, September 23rd, 09.30 – 10.30

BETAhouse, 1. Floor

DKK 150,-

FROM “KRITKROTING” TO COATS. IN NORWEGIAN

Presenter: Kristin Holte, Norway

“Kritkroting” is a very old décor technique used to decorate the lumber walls in the old kiln rooms after they had been cleaned for smoke and dirt, especially before weddings and holidays. These decorations were especially known from the western part of Norway.

The lecture is about the cultural history and also how these decors have inspired to knitting designs.

 

SUNDAY, September 23rd, 10.30 – 11.30

BAZARtent (side tent)

DKK 150,-

PEPTALK WITH A CLIP - The limitless knit. IN DANISH

Presenter: Mette Larsen, Denmark

Do you need a loving but well-intentioned input on how to get rid of old deeply rooted rules on knitting and patterns?

Do you need space in your knitting process and to let go of the law of Jante when you knit?

Are you in need of meeting others wanting to letting go and knit pattern-less?

Do you need to learn that it is quite okay to do what you do and that you are not the only one?

Can you agree to at least one of these questions you might benefit from participating in this pep-talk.

During my talk I am going to show my pattern-less knit as well as tell you about processes and products.

You will never be the same once you have let go. Remember that!

 

SUNDAY, September 23rd, 11.30 – 12.30

BETAhouse, 1st floor

DKK 150,-

KNITTED STOCKINGS FROM “THE ROOF OF THE WORLD”. IN DANISH

Presenter: Liza Rosing Schow, Denmark

The popular name for the Pamir mountains in Tajikistan is ”The Roof of the World”.

A big collection of knitted stockings comes from this area. Lita Rosing-Schow’s talk will be about these stockings.

Several expeditions from around the year 1900 brought these stockings back to Europe. Now they lie hidden in museums in Denmark, Austria, Germany and Russia.

We will look at wonderful photos fra the mountains of Tajikistan as well as the many patterns, which are presented in the the fine stockings.

The stockings are knitted over the same ”last”, that is a lower part with white background and an upper part with dark background. They go above the knee, and are knitted without a separate heel. Each stocking is knitted as a cone.

Another speciality for the stockings is the way the are cast on, which is the same for all stockings as well as for the gloves, which are in the collections.

I call it a drawsting cast on. The cast on makes a hem in which a bunch of yarnends lie. These can be tied on the side of the stocking in order to hold the stocking above the knee.

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