Entertainment & Free Activities


Kompiskafé med Strikkekompis

Kommer du alene på festivalen, langveisfra, eller syns du det er litt skummelt og stort? Kom og vær med på Kompiskafé! Kanskje har du allerede vært Marthes digitale Strikkekompis en stund på YouTube? Du tar med deg selv og strikketøyet ditt, vi tar med kaffe og noe søtt attåt og så strikker vi sammen! 

Hvis du ikke vet hva du skal strikke på, så ruller vi i gang en samstrikk av et av Oslo Strikkefestival sine festivalmønstre, så følg med på YouTube og Instagram for mer info. Velkommen skal du være!

Søndag 14.30–16.30~, kr. 250,-
Billetter i salg fra 22. juni, 10.00

Mari Melilot & Pickles Pattern Launch

Mari Melilot og Pickles kom sammen for noen måneder siden etter en felles fascinasjon for hverandres design og teknikker. Både Melilot og Pickles er svært opptatt av farger og har en lekenhet i sin tilnærming til design. De bestemte seg for å utvikle et felles konsept der strikkere inviteres til å ta fram symaskina, og syere til å finne fram strikkepinnene. Målet var derfor å lage noe som i utganspunktet er svært enkelt og dermed kan lages av alle. Men vi har også hatt de mer erfarne i bakhodet, og boltret oss i strikketeknikker og syfinesser.

De har satt sammen et fargerikt og spennende hefte med strikk- og syoppskrifter, og lanserer det for første gang på vår åpningsfest fredag kveld!

Billetter til åpningsfesten tilgjengelige fra 22. juni, 10.00

Mari Melilot and Pickles met up a while back, after a mutual fascination for each others design and techniques. Both Melilot and Pickles work a lot with colours and have a playful approach to design. They decided to develop a concept where knitters are invited to take out their sewing machines and sewers to find their knitting needles. The goal was to make something simple and accessible for everyone. To make the projects interesting for the experienced knitters and sewers, they’ve spiced it up with fun techniques for all levels.

They have put together a fun and colourful collection of knitting and sewing patters being presented for the first time at the festival Opening Party!

Tickets to Opening Party available from 22 June, 10:00

Knitting History — From the Past to the Present

The Knitting History Exhibition shows the history of knitting from it was introduced in Norway in the beginning of the 1600s, until the present day. The exhibit shows examples of rural types of knitting, in addition to knitted garments from urban areas, as well as various knitting implements, such as chatelaines, yarn hooks and knitting needles.

The exhibition is free with your museum entry ticket and open during museum opening hours.

Also join the free, drop-in, Guided Tours by curator Birte Sandvik Saturday and Sunday (Norwegian only). Times to be announced!

Folk Dress — Festive Dress and Workwear

Norway has a diverse folk dress tradition. “Folk dress” describes clothing worn by rural people in pre-industrial times. The use of bunad started when Norway got independent toward the end of the 19th century, and there was a strong focus on rural culture in the construction of a new Norwegian identity. Bunads are clothes with historical elements, used today only for festive occasions. There are approximately 500 different types of bunads in production today, and more than 60% of Norwegian women own a bunad! Traditional Samí clothing is neither characterized as folk dress nor as bunad. An unbroken tradition exists in Samí culture and, even though Samí gákti is constantly changing, some medieval traits remain.

The Folk Dress exhibition is free with museum entry ticket, and open during museum opening hours. 

Free, drop-in Guided Tours Saturday and Sunday by curator Kari-Anne Pedersen in Norwegian and English. Times to be announced!

Garnaktiviteter for barn

Oslo Fylkeshusflidslag har gratis drop-in garnaktiviteter for barn i Karterud lørdag og søndag. Å forske er å jobbe med hodet og hendene. OFH ønsker at barn skal bli interessert og forstå, og erfare gjennom forskning at å lære er gøy. De vil øke bevisstheten om ullfiberen og alle egenskapene ulla har og håper at dette forskningsprosjektet vil være med på å levendegjøre ulltradisjonen i Norge.

I deres forskningsstasjoner på ull kan barna være forskere for en dag!

Fiber Swap

Are you being weighed down by your enormous stash? Bring it to our Fiber Swap stand in the Marketplace! For the 4th year in a row you can get your fix of new yarn AND do your part in saving the planet. Everything that is left at the end of the weekend will be donated to charity. (Charity to be announced.)

Bring along some unloved yarn, half-finished projects and donate or trade it for some cheeky new additions to your stash!

Woolly Screenings at Odeon Cinema

Exciting news for all film and fiber-nerds! We are collaborating with Odeon Cinema to show some woolly screenings Friday and Sunday night—meaning the lights are dimmed, so you can enjoy the movie AND knit at the same time! Their lounge area is also perfect for an intimate Strikk&Drikk, while you wait for the movie to start. Screening program and tickets available closer to the date. 

Book Signing and Meet & Greet with Stephen West

Come witness the colorful world of Westknits and try on all of the samples from Westknits Bestknits Number 1: Shawls, and Westknits Bestknits Number 2: Sweaters.

Stephen will give an inspiring presentation on how he works with yarns, textures, and shapes followed by a book signing of both Westknits Bestknits books.

After the book signing, Stephen will be available to help you shop for colors and yarns for your next Westknits project.

Friday, included in Friday Night Opening Party ticket.
→ Tickets available from 22nd June, 10:00

Live Podcast Recordings 

Join one of our live podcast recordings and get your knits on in the best kind of company! Set in one of the museums beautiful heritage buildings, it’ll be a feast for your needles, your eyes and your ears.

Line-up and times announced closer to the date—but we can reveal that one of Norway’s biggest and loveliest knitting podcasts, Strikketerapi, will be joining us Saturday 12:00—13:00.

Knitting Lounge

Cast-on some newly-bought acquisitions or bring along a UFO from home and join us in one of our knitting lounges, indoor or outdoor if the weather allows it! Cakes, coffee, friends and knitting: everything you need for a perfect festival-afternoon.

Meet and Greet

Visit the OSF stand in the Marketplace for your chance to meet some of your knitting heroes, ask them all the questions you’ve always been dying to know, see their latest collections in real life or get a copy of their latest book signed.

Line-up and times announced closer to the date.

Trivia Night with Pom Pom Quarterly

Can you tell a Spælsau from a Shetland? Swot up on your stitches and gather your fellow wool heads for a fiber themed trivia night!

Pom Pom Quarterly Magazine presents knitting, crochet, and craft in a modern, beautiful, and meaningful way. Their knitty and witty podcast will keep you entertained and informed between issues, bringing you interviews, news and knitting chat.

More info to come!

Strikkesalong at Sentralen

Sentralen used to be home to the oldest savings bank in Norway, but is now a venue for cultural experiences—like knitting! Strikkesalongen (The Knitting Lounge) is open Friday night for anyone who wants to join, beginner or expert. They will serve delicious food and drinks.

Sentralen is located at Øvre Slottsgate 3, 0157 Oslo (follow the sound of clicking needles).

Friday Night Opening Party

Get cozy on Friday Night at our Folkemuseum Opening Party! Join us for chilled drinks, tasty snacks, a crackling fireplace, and the best kind of company — knitters! We can compare stash enhancements, nerd over newly-learned skills and knit the night away. 

Enjoy some Late Night Shopping in our marketplace, talks and fun surprises! 

Saturday Night After-Party 

Join us at Samfunnssalen for a Saturday Night After-Party together with Rauma garn. We are setting up a runway where Rauma give us a new look at their well-known classics, latest collections, reveal some brand new designs—and show us why they continue to be one of Norway’s most loved yarn suppliers and knit designers.

Bring along your knitting, good vibes and best moves and we’ll supply the rest! 

Samfunnssalen is located at Arbeidersamfunnets plass 1, 0181 Oslo.

More details to be revealed soon!

Oslo Yarn Crawl

Explore Oslo and its many, cozy local yarn stores in the OSF Oslo Yarn Crawl. Maps, times and details to be revealed soon!