Strik Bornholm – A Knit Festival

10264385_689151927786538_7555932351586898028_nSeveral months back I was invited to take part in Strik Bornholm, a knitting festival which takes place on the Danish holiday island of Bornholm from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th September. I was thrilled to be asked and will hold two workshops in my native Norwegian; one on Japanese Patterns and one on Finishing. In June there were 341 participants who had signed on and several of the workshops were fully booked. On the program is an open exhibitors hall, knit cafés, workshops, excursions with knitting lessons, and a festival dinner with presentations by the star attraction; American designer and former Creative Director of Berroco Yarns Norah Gaughan as well as Inga Walløe from Hendes Verden/Her World – a Danish magazine for the creative among us. To my surprise my husband wanted to come – it must have been the drive through Southern Sweden to Ystad and my suggested stop-over there that tempted him. Why Ystad? Because this is where Kurt Wallander, the crime fiction character by author Henning Mankell, lives and works. From Ystad we will take the ferry to Rønne on Bornholm, where a holiday flat with a sea view is waiting for us. I look forward to this knit event, and I am so delighted that I was able to book a space on one of Norah Gaughan’s workshops: Number 62 (out of the 69 on offer by 20 different holders): Pattern Stitch Development and Design Possibilities. At least one if not several reports will follow. Here is the rest of my workshop schedule for the autumn, all in Norwegian since they are all held in my native language:

Strikkedesign, lørdag og søndag 20. og 21. september i Oslo, se husflid.no/lokallag/oslo/lokale_kurs

Montering, lørdag 27. september for Strikk og Drikk i Stavanger, se gruppen på Facebook: facebook.com/groups/

Japanske mønstre, søndag 28. september for Strikk & Drikk i Stavanger, se gruppen på Facebook: facebook.com/groups/

Strikkedesign, lørdag og søndag 25. og 26. oktober i Oslo, se husflid.no/lokallag/oslo/lokale_kurs

Strikkedesign, lørdag og søndag 15. og 16. november under Strikkehelgen i Stavanger, se strikkehelgstavanger og min bloggpost: strikk-og-drikkknit-and-drink-in-stavanger

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8 Responses to Strik Bornholm – A Knit Festival

  1. Mary Jo says:

    I don’t know what is more intriguing the knit festival or the stop over.
    oh my I love a good knitting project but I also love a good mystery. and so many of the mysteries I like take place in Norway or Sweden.
    I think one of my favorite passages in a mystery is a Henning Mankill – if I am remembering right Kurt Wallander is talking about society and how its changed and he talks about how people used to learn to knit and also darn their clothing and now rather than darn they just run out to a chain store and purchase socks and throw away the old pair.
    have fun at the fest. can’t wait to hear about it.

    • To me it is the knit festival, but to my husband it is certainly the stop over.
      What a great passage you have picked from Henning Mankell, Mary Jo!
      Thank you, I am certain I will!

  2. Anna says:

    It must be a wonderful event, Linda!

  3. Tracy A. says:

    I just returned from visiting my son in Montpelier, Vermont, and I spent some time at their local knit shop – The Yarn Studio. It’s a great spot and they had a poster up advertising that Norah Gaughan will be doing a workshop there the weekend of Sept. 19th! Sadly, I am unable to make it back up. I’m sure that it will be wonderful, and I’m sure that your workshops will be as well!it sounds like a lovely trip Linda!

  4. madonnaearth says:

    I have seen a few episodes of Wallander…love seeing Kenneth Branagh in almost anything!

    I hope you have an amazing time at the festival!

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