Our program in 2019

 

Friday, June 7th 2019

13:00 - 17:00 Visit the Ístex Wool Washery in Blönduós and see how Icelandic wool is prepared for spinning! No registration needed.
15:00 
First clue given for the "Textile Scavenger Hunt" on Facebook / at the Community Center admission desk. Participate whenever you like over the weekend during these hours:  Friday 15-18, Saturday 11-16, Sunday 11-16 and Monday 11-16.  Take your time, there's no need for everyone to get started on Friday! The knitting-themed walk takes about 1 1/2 hours and takes you all around town. 
17:00 - 18:00 Iceland Knit Fest - opening event at the Blönduós Community Center. Louise Klindt will present her lecture "See You In Knitland" (in English) and singers Steinunn Kristín Valtýsdóttir and Ástrós Elísdóttir will perform. Everyone is welcome, no admission charge!
20:00 - 21:30 Swim Knit - workshop with Helga Jóna Þórunnardóttir at the Blönduós swimming pool (Icelandic).
18:00 - 22:00 Knit Café at the Blönduós Community Center. All welcome!


Saturday, June 8th 2019 

 9:00 - 12:00 Triangle scarf - knitting workshop with Helga Jóna Þórunnardóttir (Icelandic)
 9:00 - 12:00 Knitting socks two at the same time and toe up - workshop with Deborah Grey (English)
 9:00 - 12:00 Jaquardstrik - workshop with Louise Klindt (Danish) 
10:00 - 18:00 Marketplace at the Blönduós Community Center. Free admission, all welcome! 
14:00 - 17:00 New life for old jumpers - workshop with Ýr Jóhannsdóttir (English/Icelandic)
14:00 - 17:00 Masker på tværs - workshop with Louise Klindt (Danish)
14:00 - 17:00 Knitting a traditional Icelandic sweater, part I - workshop with Anna Margrét Valgeirsdóttir (English)
17:15 - 18:00  Prehispanic Mexican Textiles - lecture held by Selene Gaytan Correa in the Blönduós Community Center (English).
19:30: Dinner - Outdoor barbecue at the Community Center. Winner of knitting competition announced - Flamenco music. Dinner is not included in day- and weekend passes.  Buy your ticket here!

SUNDAY JUNE 9th 2019 

 9:00 - 12:00 Tips and tricks for knitting nerds - workshop with Helga Jóna Þórunnardóttir (Icelandic) 
 9:00 - 12:00 Drop spindle spinning for beginners - workshop with Deborah Grey (English) 
 9:00 - 13:00 Knitting a traditional Icelandic sweater, part II - workshop with Anna Margrét Valgeirsdóttir (English)
10:00 - 18:00 Marketplace in the Blönduós Community Center. Free admission, all welcome! 
14:00 - 17:00 Two-color brioche stitch - workshop with Hildur Ýr Ísberg (Icelandic)
17:15 - 18:00 Breaking the pattern - lecture held by Ýr Johannsdóttir in the Blönduós Community Center (English). 
20:00 - 22:00 Karaoke night at the Community Center. 

MONDAY JUNE 10th 2019 

 9:00 - 12:00 Solar dyeing with local plants - workshop with Deborah Grey (English) 
 9:00 - 12:00 Inspired knitting - workshop with Hildur Ýr Ísberg (English)
10:00-16:00: Marketplace at the Blönduós Community Center. Free admission, all welcome! 
13:00 - 18:00 Open houses / studio  - join local artists as they open their studios, workspaces, and galleries. More info coming soon.