domingo, 2 de octubre de 2016

BERGEN Strikkefestival

Today I had the opportunity to go to my first knitting festival in Bergen, Norway. This experience was very fantastic because the organizing committee used an amazing old factory building, this building in the past was a thread and yarn manufacturing factory from 1859 to1989 (and the people told us that, "this factory never contracted children, even thoug that was common for the time").

This factory is in Salhus. It is a small town at the edge of a beautiful fjord. Now this factory is a museum "Trikoasjemuseum". The museum still preserves the spinning machines in perfect conditions, and in their shop we can purchase traditional yarn and knitted sweaters, scarfs, gloves, buffs, skirts, shoes, etc., knitting books, and all thing that is necesary for knitting. 

The festival had many stands who sold all kinds of materials, knit recipes and obvuisly yarn, all products with excelent quality and exclusive desing. Of course predominated traditional and modern Norwegian designs, that for a Mexican like me was amaizing. (today I learn a lot about norwegian knitting!!!!).
The sellers and people responsible for the organization gave us excellent service and information! The place had a coffe shop with a lot of god food and drinks and of course coffe!!! And if you have small children, the instalations are perfect for them and the festival had a many activities for them as the reading of the children's story (BOMULV- Njord Svendsen og Akin Duzakin) and crafts like making your own doll! with rags.....very nice!
The whole place looked like a fashion show....the knitted clothes, it was gorgeus because you could look at the design by the craftswomen (maybe next year I can see more men in this festival!!!! It would be great!). But the craftswomen atmosphere realy was amazing!!!!

The photographies are by Morten Stokkan and me. And the information about the museum is in the ending this post.  
Opening time 2016:
16. August - 4. December: Thuesday-Friday 11-15, Sunday 12-17
Museumssenteret i Hordaland
Norsk Trikotasjemuseum
Salhusvegen 201, 5107 Salhus
8 minutes from Ikea in Åsane, Bergen.

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