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Susanna Hansson | Bohus Stickning

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Oct 12
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Susanna Hansson | Bohus Stickning
Oct 12, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
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Cost: $170 + $42 materials fee; Pre-Registration Required

Sociology, women’s history, and cultural legacy - the Bohus story is all those things. What began as a relief work organization in 1939, developed into an influential high fashion industry as the exquisite Bohus Stickning hand knitted sweaters were sold in the finest department stores around the world over the course of thirty years.
For the hands-on portion of the day, you will be working on small needles with fine yarns from Sweden. While the actual knitting is not difficult, multiple colors in a row as well as purl stitches on the right side can make Bohus patterns challenging for knitters, even experienced ones. As you work on your wristlets, you will begin to get a sense of how the Bohus patterns are “built” and you will enjoy seeing them come alive.

There will be two slide presentations and Susanna will also bring pieces from her collection of original vintage Bohus Stickning garments to share with you. Think of that part of the class as a textile excavation journey!

Skill Level: Intermediate

What to Bring: Needles in a variety of sizes for working in the round (the gauge in genuine Bohus garments is approximately 8.5 - 9 stitches/inch); Highlighter tape or some other tool for keeping track of rows; Bohus stories or garments you have collected or made (optional); battery powered light source (optional).

Other Information: This course is for knitters who have an interest in the history and culture of knitting. You must know how to work from a chart and be comfortable knitting in the round. Additionally, you will be working with yarn that may be new to you so please bring a selection of needles. Susan Bates has a set of 20 Double Pointed needles in 4 small sizes that is very economical. If you are a loose knitter, the sock set should be helpful. If you knit very firmly, you may also want to bring needles in sizes larger than those included in the Sock Set. Material fees for this course will provide participants with a kit with yarns from Sweden and instructions for a pair of Blue Shimmer wristlets. The price of the kit, $42, represents a savings of about 40% compared to prices for wristlet kits listed on the ww.angoragarment.com website.

Susanna Hansson | Bohus Stickning
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Cost: $170 + $42 materials fee; Pre-Registration Required

Sociology, women’s history, and cultural legacy - the Bohus story is all those things. What began as a relief work organization in 1939, developed into an influential high fashion industry as the exquisite Bohus Stickning hand knitted sweaters were sold in the finest department stores around the world over the course of thirty years.
For the hands-on portion of the day, you will be working on small needles with fine yarns from Sweden. While the actual knitting is not difficult, multiple colors in a row as well as purl stitches on the right side can make Bohus patterns challenging for knitters, even experienced ones. As you work on your wristlets, you will begin to get a sense of how the Bohus patterns are “built” and you will enjoy seeing them come alive.

There will be two slide presentations and Susanna will also bring pieces from her collection of original vintage Bohus Stickning garments to share with you. Think of that part of the class as a textile excavation journey!

Skill Level: Intermediate

What to Bring: Needles in a variety of sizes for working in the round (the gauge in genuine Bohus garments is approximately 8.5 - 9 stitches/inch); Highlighter tape or some other tool for keeping track of rows; Bohus stories or garments you have collected or made (optional); battery powered light source (optional).

Other Information: This course is for knitters who have an interest in the history and culture of knitting. You must know how to work from a chart and be comfortable knitting in the round. Additionally, you will be working with yarn that may be new to you so please bring a selection of needles. Susan Bates has a set of 20 Double Pointed needles in 4 small sizes that is very economical. If you are a loose knitter, the sock set should be helpful. If you knit very firmly, you may also want to bring needles in sizes larger than those included in the Sock Set. Material fees for this course will provide participants with a kit with yarns from Sweden and instructions for a pair of Blue Shimmer wristlets. The price of the kit, $42, represents a savings of about 40% compared to prices for wristlet kits listed on the ww.angoragarment.com website.

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