Oslo Strikkefestival (Oslo Knitting Festival) is Norway's only community-driven, international fiber festival.
The goal of Oslo Strikkefestival is simple. We aim to promote fibre crafts the way we know them to be: modern, relevant, accessible and always surprising.
From what started as a dream of uniting a small group of yarnaholics, we attracted over 1600 fiber-heads in one day in November 2015, and over 3000 in 2016. So this year we're planning a whole 3 days of woolly goodness, with vendors, instructors and attendees from all over the world coming together to nerd out hard about one of life's ultimate pleasures: yarn.
Who’s behind the festival?
Oslo Strikkefestival is organised by Tone and Katie, with a little help from our friends; the Rock and Roll librarians of Deichmanske Head Library, and the purveyors of historical crafty goodness — Norsk Folkemuseum (The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History).
Handicrafts and community are what get our hearts racing, and what make working on Oslo Strikkefestival our favourite thing to do.
Tone Sjåstad (the tall one)
With a background in graphic design, Tone has a weak spot for the handmade and mad skills with a spreadsheet.
Katie Zissou (the teeny one)
Event Manager and long-time knitaholic, Katie’s enthusiasm for crafts and logistics is—not unlike her stash—never-ending.