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 er utsolgt

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 are sold out


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). 


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.


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

I vår Fiber Swap (garnbyttebod) kan du bytte deg til nytt garn OG gjøre din del for å spare miljøet ved å gi bort det du ikke kommer til å bruke. Du kan bytte deg til noe av det som allerede er i boden, eller donere uten å bytte. Vi tar imot garn, halv- og helt ferdige plagg, samt utstyr som strikkepinner og knapper.

Garnet som er til overs ved endt festival blir donert til Knit for Hope. Knit for Hope er et non-profitt prosjekt der formålet er å gi barn i utsatte området håp for fremtiden. De gir barn strikkede bamser som kan følge dem i en vanskelig periode i livet. Bamsene vekker stor glede hos barna, og vi håper du har lyst å strikke en! Bamsene er også det perfekte restegarnsprosjekt.

I Syria er det veldig mange barn som ikke har tilgang til skole, og dette prosjektet støtter også 5 Skoler som bygger skoler i flyktningeleirer på grensen mot Syria.

Knit for Hope har en egen stand i markedsplassen, besøk dem der og hør mer om prosjektet! Last ned gratis oppskrift på bamse på deres nettside eller kjøp kits hvor overskuddet går til formålet.

Les mer om prosjektet: www.knitforhope.com

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Fiber Swap

At our Fiber Swap stand in the Marketplace you can get your fix of new yarn AND do your part in saving the planet by passing on things you’re not going to use. Swap your yarn to something that’s at the stand, or donate your stash. We accept yarn, half- and fully-finished projects, as well as equipment like knitting needles and buttons.

The yarn that is left at the end of the weekend will be donated to Knit for Hope. Knit for Hope is a non-profit project whose purpose is to give children in a vulnerable areas hope for the future. They give children knitted teddy bears to accompany them during a difficult period of their lives. The teddies bring great joy to the children, and we hope you’d like to knit one too! The teddies are the perfect leftover-yarn project.

In Syria, a lot of children don’t go to school, and this project also supports 5 Skoler building refugee camp schools on the Syrian border.

Visit Knit for Hope at their stand in the marketplace to hear more about the project! Download the free teddy bear pattern on their website or buy their teddy kits.

To learn more, visit knitforhope.com


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 6th September, 18:00:
Once upon a time in Hollywood, tickets here.

Screening 8th September, 17:00:
Late Night, tickets here.


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. Join one of Norway’s biggest and loveliest knitting podcasts, Strikketerapi, Saturday 12:00—13:00 at Collettgården.


Mat & Drikke

På Folkemuseet er det flere steder man kan spise, drikke og strikke. Det er to kaféer på området, Arkadia ved inngangen og Torgkaféen ved markedsplassen. Disse er åpne fredag, lørdag og søndag.

Det blir salg av kaffe og bakst ved Collettgården. På Festplassen står Food Trucks: Anne på landet og SAAL Foodtruck. Her er det også satt opp flere sitteplasser, og siden det er meldt bra vær er det supert å sitte ute og ta en matbit mellom kurs eller shoppingrunder! Disse er ikke åpne fredag kveld.

Besøkende mottar kart over området når de ankommer.

Food & Drinks

At Folkemuseet there are several places you can eat, drink and knit. There are two cafés in the area, Arkadia at the entrance and Torgkaféen by the Marketplace. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Coffee and baked goods will be sold by Collettgården. At Festplassen you'll find the Food Trucks Anne på landet and SAAL Foodtruck. We’ve also put up a lot of seats here, and it looks like the weather is going to be good, making Festplassen the perfect spot to take a quick break and bite to eat in between workshops and shopping! These are not open Friday Night.

All visitors receive a map of the area when they arrive.


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.

Join the quiz Saturday Night at 21.30 after the Rauma Runway Show. Tickets available here.


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! Please note: The event is sold out. Pre-purchased tickets only.

Friday Night Program

17.00 Doors open
18.15 Welcome
18.30 Pickles x Melilot Pattern Launch
20.00 Stephen West Meet & Greet
20.00 Marketplace closes
22.00 Doors close


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.

Program
19.00 Doors open
20:00 Rauma Runway Show and Sandra Kolstad Concert
21.30 Quiz with PomPom Quarterly

→ Get your tickets here!