Four day Knitting Workshop, wool history and culture, Mosfellsbaer - Arts and Crafts

Price

ISK 145,000 per person

 

Availability

Starting every Tuesday, four consecutive days from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

Flexible starting day available for groups of 6 people or more. Please contact me

Included

Five skeins of Icelandic “light wool” (léttlopi), circular knitting needles and pattern

Soup for lunch all days

 

About the Knitting workshop

This beginner-to-advanced level four-day workshop is designed for individuals wanting to expand their knitting skills. All knitters, from beginners to advanced, can benefit. Knitting time is daily from 9:00 am. until 4:00 pm. On two days of the workshop, a portion of the day will be spent visiting local museums featuring textile craftwork. Everyone is welcome to continue knitting after 4:00 pm. or can choose to visit areas of interest.

In the beginning of the workshop, you will decide if you want to go to a farm and experience real wool, touching it and smelling it. Most people want to visit the farm on the second day. Then, we end the third day with a visit to the National Museum where I put special emphasis on women's craft and the Icelandic national costume. 

Among participants, the most popular options to knit on a four-day workshop are a children size Icelandic sweater, a shawl, two-color mittens, two-color pair of socks, a cape, a yoke. These are just examples so it is really what you wish to do during the workshop days. You will learn a lot of things guaranteed :)

During the knitting workshop, you will also learn about Icelandic wool and the knitting culture that has developed since the time of the settlement. You will learn about the history of Icelandic knitting (íslenskt prjón) and its cultural importance tied to the differing patterns of the traditional Icelandic sweater (íslensk lopapeysa), widely known and has become a part of the Icelandic heritage despite it is only about sixty years old!

 

Optional

Accommodation at Hotel Laxnes in Mosfellsbaer

Language

English

Skill level

The workshop is designed for knitters of all levels, beginner to advanced

Amenities

Free parking nearby

Recommendations

Comfortable shoes are recommended, a scarf might be handy and a raincoat is safer than an umbrella.

About the host

I´m an experienced knitter with over 40 years of experience. I am a qualified crafts teacher who enjoys teaching people new skills. I am also skilled in herbal dyeing, spinning yarn and basically anything and everything to do with wool.

My grandmother taught me sewing
and embroidery when I was young and taught me to knit when I was 6 years old.

Other activities

Half-day knitting workshop

Meeting at/location

Mosfellsbaer, 15 minute drive from downtown Reykjavik. Public bus available to get to the location. Address will be provided after booking.

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