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  • knitabitt
    Mar 20 7:32 PM
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      I want to send a BIG thank you to all the people that made the 2009 Nordic
      Knitting Conference possible. This was the first year I attended the conference
      and I was only able to attend the banquet and Evelyn Clarks 'Icelandic Shawl'
      class on Sunday. I was impressed by the way the conference was put together and
      by the inspirational talent of the teachers/designers that participated. It was
      great to have Acorn Street Shop, Toot Le Blanc & Co., Chalet in the Woods and the museum gift shop there to support the knitters with fantastic yarn, tools, and books.

      I encourage you to let Karin or Charlotte know what you liked or disliked about
      the conference. They and many others are striving to make the event a rich and
      gratifying experience for all!

      I also want to send out a HUGE thank you to Karin Lowe for pursuing her
      inspiration to approach the museum about bringing teachers and fiber artists
      from Scandinavia to share their talent. Karin has given us the opportunity to
      enriches our lives, strengthen our connection to our culture and heritage as
      well as share what we have learned.
      Tusen takk, Karin for your hard work and dedication to a great idea!

      --- In nordicknitters@yahoogroups.com, "Karin" <loweosborn@...> wrote:
      > WOW, I had a great time and I hope everyone else did too. I LOVED my
      > classes and was greatly inspired by my instructors. Marianne Isager had
      > a creative mitten pattern using Domino, Domino/Shadow, and Entrelac.
      > What a fun person !
      > Evelyn Clark's Icelandic Modern Lace was wonderful, very interesting,
      > and we got to go on a "field trip" within the museum to see their lace
      > collection. Thanks to Evelyn, Karen, and Alex I made it thru my first
      > lace sampler !
      > Katarina Brieditis is a very creative designer and it's amazing what she
      > has created using every scrap of felted sweaters for her DoRedo
      > project. My daughter, who took the class with me, is now scrounging thru
      > thrift stores for more sweaters. I've never seen her so excited about
      > handicrafts !
      > Did anyone go to the banquet ? She gave the presentation and I had no
      > idea that she has done so much design work from fashion, traditional and
      > contemporary knitting, porcelain, rugs, fabrics, IKEA, LINUM, etc..
      > For those of us who were oohing and aahing over her Rorstrand dinnerware
      > designs here is a picture off the website
      > <http://www.rorstrand.se/web/rorstrandwww.nsf/pages/6F1E95162607DD32C225\
      > 7177003AED5D!OpenDocument&Expand=1> Looks like there are only two
      > places listed there that sell in the US.
      > If you still want to send in your evaluations/suggestions for the
      > Conference please do so. We want to make it better and better !
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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