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NYHEDSBREV 26.07.2019

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We have asked all our stall holders and lecturers to share any news they may have for Fanø with us.

We are pleased to pass this on from the exciting project RED:

The month of July is quite special. The team behind the knitting book project RED - rescue endangered by design - are working hard on the last important details for the book, so that it is ready to be released on Fanø International knitting festival in september.

We are a small team of international authors and for the past weeks we have had the pleasure of being together, as Polly Cevallos has joined us from Australia. We have, among other things, finished the photo shoots with our very skilled photografer Asger Mortensen. Beautiful, dramatic pictures of 33 sweaters for children and adults.

For the next couple of weeks we will be working with photos and text, as well as with a new website. We also plan on working even closer with Dr. Jane Goodall in cooperation with Danish school children, also on Fanø.


There will be a fashion show Friday night with the designs from the book, a world-wide release of the project on Saturday night, and during the weekend you can listen to 3 lectures with the team behind the book.

One of the lectures is in English with Polly Cevallos from Australia. She speaks about the subject "Knitting for conversation", it is free to participate Saturday 2 - 2.45 at Fanø School.

And much more!




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Dorte Røhrmann

Lisa Renner

Polly Cevallos

Asger Mortensen

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The competition ends on August 1, and we really hope that many more will take part.

This could be an amazing carpet of knitted tiles, but we need more.

This is the assignment:

Knit a square 20 x 20 cm. The inspiration source is a Dutch tile, but the motiv is up to you.

It must be knitted in wool on needles 3,5 mm. Base colour must be creme or light grey. Pattern colour blue.

You are welcome to embroider and crochet details on your  knitted tile.

Maximum is 2 tiles per person.

Please send your tiles to Fanø Strikkefestival, 4 Engen, DK-6720 Nordby Fanø and do not forget to attach name and address on your tiles.


The 3 best tile motives will be granted with a gift card of DKK 500,- from Christel Seyfarth's shop .

When we have received the tiles, we will put them together for a carpet. The carpet will belong to Fanø Knitting festival, so the tiles will not be returned.

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Tile submitted by Jette Lind from Denmark.


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If you like to attend various knitting festivals in the northern hemisphere, we have something new for you!

For the past 4 years, we have been working closely together with our knit festival colleagues in Iceland, Norway and Scotland, and we are proud to introduce to you a new knitting concept, COLD WATER KNITTING FESTIVALS.

All festivals are situated by either the North Sea or the North Atlantic Ocean, thus the name COLD WATER KNITTING FESTIVALS.  Together we have come up with new innovative ideas for organizing knitting festivals. We include our cultural heritage in the knitting festivals, something which has never been seen before in this extent. So when you visit one of our festivals, we not only offer everything you love about knitting, but we also introduce you to our culture and thereby give you an amazing impression of both knitting traditions as well as our heritage.

We have done this on Fanø for many years, and together with our new knit festival colleages we can inspire eachother, innovate,  share teachers, lectures and simply RENEW THE RELEVANCE OF KNITTING.

Please join us on this exciting knitting voyage.

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While the hot temperatures are sweeping in over Europe, and also here on Fanø, we realize that your major objective right now is to stay cool.

Looking at the hot weather forecast for the upcoming week here in Denmark, it looks like there will be more swimming than knitting!

So, where ever you may be, have a great week, and enjoy summer.


Best wishes

Christel and Jørgen Seyfarth


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