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2021 Nordic Knitting Conference

A Biennial Celebration of the Fiber Arts
November 5–7 & 12–14, 2021

2021 Nordic Knitting Conference—A Celebration of Nordic Fabric Arts

November 5-7 & November 12-14

Perfect your skills and learn new techniques at the much-awaited biennial Nordic Knitting Conference. The 2021 conference features classes on knitting, felting, and weaving taught by renowned instructors from the Nordic countries and North America. 

Spanning two weekends, the keynote lecture and the majority of classes offered November 5-7 will be on-site at the Museum, and classes offered November 12-14 will be virtual live-streaming events. The keynote lecture will also be available online beginning November 12.

Our opening weekend features a keynote lecture on Saturday, November 6, with sisters Janelle and Lisa Iglesias—practicing artists and studio art professors at the University of California San Diego and Mount Holyoke College who collaborate as “Las Hermanas Iglesias” (Spanish for “the Iglesias sisters”). Along with their Norwegian-born mother Bodhild Brendryen Iglesias, they co-create hand-knit and woven works inspired by familial traditions. Their work is the focus of our special exhibition M(other) Tongues: Bodhild and Las Hermanas Iglesias, which will be on display during the conference. Admission to the exhibition is free for all conference registrants. Join us for the reception following the keynote for the opportunity to meet this fascinating family of artists in person. 

Iglesias Hands Working from Mother Tongues keynote speech
M(other) Tongues: Bodhild and Las Hermanas Iglesias, November 4-January 31, 2022

For more detail on specific classes, please see the conference schedule below. Material lists are detailed within each individual class description. Space fills quickly so sign up today to secure your tickets! 

Please contact Education & Interpretation Coordinator Kate Dugdale via email or 206.789.5707x7009 with any questions. 


2021 Nordic Knitting Conference Schedule

 
Norwegian Sweater pattern shown

Day 1  |  Friday, November 5  |  10am–5pm

Registration: 12pm-1pm | Marketplace: 10am-5pm
 

NO MORNING CLASSES

AFTERNOON CLASSES | 1pm-4pm

 

 

 

Norwegian Sweater pattern shown

Day 2  |  Saturday, November 6  |  9am–7pm

Registration: 8am-9am | Marketplace: 8:30am-5pm
 

MORNING CLASSES | 9am-12pm

AFTERNOON CLASSES | 1:30pm-4:30pm

  • Christin Curran | “Fancy” Sámi Mittens from Jukkasjärvi/Čohkkiras Sweden (Part 2) 
  • Flóra Carlile-Kovács| Felted Flowers  | Learn More/Register
  • Allyce Wood | Frame Loom Weaving  | Learn More/Register
     

KEYNOTE LECTURE WITH RECEPTION | 5:00-7:00pm

  • Las Hermanas Iglesias: Inspiration and Multigenerational Collaboration in the Fiber Arts  | Learn More/Register

 
Norwegian Sweater pattern shown

Day 3  |  Sunday, November 7 |  9am–5pm

Registration: 8am-9am | Marketplace: 8:30am-5pm
 

MORNING CLASSES | 9am-12pm

AFTERNOON CLASSES | 1-4pm

  • Flóra Carlile-Kovács| Nunofelt Scarf (Part 2) 
  • Lois Gaylord | Woven Tapestry Bag (Part 2) 

    Virtual PM Class: 1:30-4:30pm
  • Kristin Drysdale| Virtual Class: Nordic Yoke Sweater (Part 1)  | Learn More/Register

 
Norwegian Sweater pattern shown

Day 4  |  Friday, November 12 |  9am–4pm

MORNING CLASSES | 9am-12pm

AFTERNOON CLASSES | 1pm-4pm

 


 
Norwegian Sweater pattern shown

Day 5 |  Saturday, November 13 |  9am–4:30pm

MORNING CLASSES | 9am-12pm

LUNCHTIME LECTURE | 12:15-1:15pm

  • Katherine Larson, PhD | Virtual Lecture: Viking Sails—The Power of Helga’s Whorl  | Learn More/Register
     

AFTERNOON CLASSES | 1:30-4:30pm

 

Norwegian Sweater pattern shown

Day 6  |  Sunday, November 14 |  9am–4pm

MORNING CLASSES | 9am-12pm

  • Birger Berge | Virtual Class: Traditional Norwegian Mini Socks  | Learn More/Register
  • Laura Ricketts | Virtual Class: Faroese Footlets (Part 2) 
     

AFTERNOON CLASSES | 1-4pm

  • Kristin Drysdale| Virtual Class: Nordic Yoke Sweater (Part 2) 
  • Allyce Wood | Virtual Class: Fair Isle Knit Weave  | Learn More/Register

 

 


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