Museum Events - Fair Isle Knitting and the Artic Summer Fashion Show
- Just an FYI for those who live in the area.
"Takkin' your makkin'"- Fair Isle Knitting from Shetland with Elizabeth Johnston and Martha Owen
May 21-23, 9 a.m. - 12 noon & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Fair Isle, located in Shetland, Scotland, lies in the North Sea due west of Bergen and has strong cultural ties with Norway. This Scottish island boasts of birds, wind, sheep and a well-known knitting style.
Fair Isle knitting involves carrying only two colors per row but this combination can range from bright to subtle. Pattern repeats are distinctive from their Nordic, Turkish and South American cousins. This traditional knitting style originally used a knitting `sheath' and very long double-pointed knitting needles. This helped Shetland knitters earn a reputation as the fastest knitters in the world.
This class will cover all aspects of Fair Isle knitting from planning to garment finishing with Shetlander Elizabeth Johnston and John C. Campbell Folk School Resident Artist Martha Owen. For more details or registration please contact Stina Cowan at stinac@... or (206) 789-5707 ext.21
Material Cost for Instructors: $20
(Students will also need to purchase their own yarn for this class.
Supply list will be provided.)
The instructors will also teach a workshop on Whidbey Island; Traditional Shetland Spinning and Lace Knitting. This workshop will take place on May 14-16 at the Race Road Fire Station in Coupeville, WA. For more information or to register contact Wendy Sundquist at wendy@... or (360)221-7721
The Nordic Heritage Museum is proud to present Arctic Summer: A Nordic Fashion Show, spotlighting the recent work of designers from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway. Among the featured designers are Moods of Norway, Nudie Jeans, 15x15, AOCO by Annika, Polarn o Pyret, Molo Kids, Marimekko, Spaksmannsspjarir, Happysthlm, and Emami, as well as up-and-coming designers showcased at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. Ole Henriksen, the man and face behind the skin care brand Ole Henriksen, will emcee the show.
Reserve your tickets now for this special opportunity to watch the best of new Nordic fashion on the runway as well as a chance to purchase clothes and accessories afterwards.
Arctic Summer is presented by the Nordic Heritage Museum Arctic Circle and Swedish Women's Educational Association (SWEA), Seattle.
For more information, please contact Stina Cowan at stinac@... or (206) 789-5707 ext. 21. For tickets, please contact Sharmon Cooper at sharmonc@... or (206) 789-5707 ext. 10.