The temperatures are dropping, and that means it must be time to pull out the knitting needles, and just in time – this weekend is the Nordic Knitting Conference at the Nordic Heritage Museum. From Oct. 5 – 7, “Knitters, spinners, designers, and textile artists of all kinds are invited to study for three days with instructors from Norway, Iceland, and all around the United States,” according to the museum.
The theme this year is Nordic Mittens, which means each of the half- and full-day courses will focus on different techniques and styles of mittens. There will be more than 20 classes, which will range from learning to create Norwegian, chevron, and two-thumbed mittens to Sami mittens from northern Finland, Scandinavian church gloves, handspun mittens and wrist warmers, and even to mittens based on textile patterns from Icelandic manuscripts from as early as 1700.
To learn more about the conference, click here. Or, you can contact Linda Lingle at 206-789-5707, ext. 21 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.