The tradition of knitting lace shawls began 200 years ago in an Estonian coastal town of Haapsalu. This rich traditional knit technique is becoming increasingly popular worldwide and applied in many ways.
During this workshop you will make a lace test piece with a Haapsalu Shawl motif. You learn how to set up and chamfer according to the traditional Estonian way and you will learn about the construction of square and rectangular scarves. With these lace technique patterns you can also knit for example triangular stoles, dresses and even gloves and mittens.
In addition to ajour, the knit contains a lot of texture, a specific characteristic is the so-called ‘nupp’s’ (a kind of 3D studs). You will learn those nupps in this workshop. And maybe you even get the latest technology – the double nupps – in the fingers!
You have the choice to use the original gossamer Haapsalu Shawl yarn in this workshop (needle thickness 2.50-3.50mm). Or, to master the lace technique a little easier, you can also knit with a slightly thicker thread.
Experience with lace knitting is a plus.
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Date: Friday 11 October 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00
Location: Workshopruimte 2
What to bring: Pen and paper, needles (zie beschrijving, er zijn ook breinaalden te leen)
Max. number of participants: 12
Price: Early bird pre-sale € 35.00 including a dayticket to the Festival (click on ‘Buy your ticket’ below). The price at the register € 39.50 including entrance to the Festival.
Including: Materials to work with, a Festival notebook and a pen. During class we serve coffee or tea with something sweet.