WORKSHOPS IN TVERSTED

OPEN KNIT LAB – TURNING EKSPERIMENT INTO GARMENT
Teacher: Mette Hyllested-Winge (dk), andOlga Buraya-Kefelian (us) is teaching day 1
Date: 21st – 23rd June 2019 from 10am – 3pm
Ability: intermidiate
Price: dkk 1,950.- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl. materials
This workshop is in Danish and English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/strik

Day 1
Mette and Olga will introduce you to 3D- machine knitting techniques, and the students will be presented to Olga’s Suke-Suke design and make samples of this technique. During the afternoon the Kune-Kune technique will be introduced as well.

Dayd 2 and 3
We will continue sample making with 3D-technique and will turn them into new techniques. In the afternoon we will turn our samples into garments.

ABOUT METTE:
2019 Mette will be teacing 3 intensive days of machine knitting. When living in Japan, Mette met Olga Burays-Kefelian and they will make a joint workshop day one to evidence that handknitting and machine knitting can work well together.

 

MODULAR STYLE INTARSIA
Teacher: Olga Buraya-Kefelian (us)
Date: 23rd June 2019 from 10am – 3pm
Ability: Intermediate
Price: dkk 650.- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl. materials
This workshop is in English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/strik

Working Intarsia is generally known to be a very tedious type of knitting, however working Intarsia modular style is different and helps knitters achieve more serene way of working with color while creating shapes. In this workshop we will master the technique so we can create Wave Cowl or Wave Poncho in either solid or 2 colors.
Skills needed: knowing how to knit, purl, increase, decrease

Skills learned:

  • Several types of stretchy cast on methods including Crochet Chain method
  • How to work modular style intarsia without bobbins
  • How to work modular style intarsia with several colors
  • How to work German Short Rows style
  • How to work weave in ends on the go while working this style of intarsia to minimize finishing

MAGICAL BRIOCHE
Teacher: Olga Buraya-Kefelian (us)
Date: 24th  June 2019 from 10am – 3pm
Ability: advanced
Price: dkk 650,- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl. materials
This workshop is in English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/strik

Learn a relatively unused technique of Double Brioche, discover various ways of adapting and customizing it for your style of knitting, creating incredibly elastic fabric and its use in knitwear.
Skills needed:  students need to know how to work basic brioche

Skills learned:

  • How to work Brioche and Tuck techniques simultaneously
  • Learn how to work them in solid or bicolor and how to work this pattern flat and in the round
  • How to work different types of decreases and increases in 2×2 Brioche rib

3D SHAWL WITH KUNE-KUNE
Teacher: Olga Buraya-Kefelian (us)
Date: 25th June 2019 from 10am – 3pm
Ability: beginner
Price: dkk 650,- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl. materials
This workshop is in English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/strik

This class is based on Kune-Kune shawl that is showing off 3D knitwear texture. Where you can learn not just how to make it but also how to adapt it and shape it to your liking.
Skills needed: students need to know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off.

Skills learned:

  • Learning cast on for invisible edging.
  • How to “read” your knitting to keep better track of your work.
  • How to work partial knitting.
  • How to pick up stitches efficiently.
  • How to shape welts.

NOVELTY CABLES
Teacher: Olga Buraya-Kefelian (us)
Date: 26th June 2019 from 10am – 3pm
Price: dkk 650,- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl. materials
This workshop is in English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/strik

We all love the look of cabled knits but some of them can be quite complex to execute! In this class you will be presented with 5 other novel options of creating cables using other than the traditional technique!
Skills needed: knowing how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off.

Skills learned:

  • Various cast on methods and their benefits
  • Ways of picking up stitches on purl side and work welts
  • Different methods for achieving 3D look of cables using 3 methods
  • How to perform several methods of cable decreases
  • Tips and suggestions on when to use all of these techniques in knitwear

ABOUTOLGA:
Olgajazzy brand has been established in 2006 by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. As a daughter of a professional tailor, she has acquired her understanding of clothing construction from an early age, which has progressively become more intuitive. This intuition helps her to create imaginative yet versatile knitwear. Conceived as a line for trendy and ultimately wearable knitwear, the brand is ever evolving. Drawing her inspiration from industrial and architectural fields, combined with her passion for European and Japanese design, results in Olga’s knitwear designs infused with innovation. Always seeking to develop new ways to incorporate knitwear in these modern times has prompted for her Transform line to emerge.
Transform – result of a transformation. The essence of this signature knitwear range is versatility and expanded wearability of each garment: these intelligently constructed pieces provide quintessential wardrobe staples that will compliment various outfits, suit multiple occasions, wearable year round and will suit all seasons.
Balancing out love for texture and minimalism presented in numerous accessories and garments, the brand’s pattern range consistently implements technique-driven elements within each pattern for a greater learning experience and impeccably finished knitwear.
As a contributing designer, author and co-author of numerous titles, the professional quality of written patterns is a recognizable feature of the Olgajazzy brand and encapsulates the exceptional standards of excellence applied across all areas of the brand.
Further information here

 

SLOW COLOUR AND STITCH
Teacher: Claire Wellesley-Smith (uk)
Date: 25th – 27th Hune 2019 from 10am – 3pm
Ability: none required
Price: dkk 1,800.- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl. materials
This workshop is in English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/plantefarvning

This three day site-specific workshop will use the landscape around Tversted as inspiration for textile-based work. It will begin with a walk from the studio observe the marks and mending of the landscape and how these illustrate the histories of industry and making in the area. Using found marks to inspire simple mordant prints, local dyes collected around the studio and in the Isager dye garden, piecing and hand stitch we will explore ideas that evoke a quality or sense of place informed by this unique location. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and will include time spent both inside and outside the studio.
Materials
All materials and equipment will be provided for the course but please feel free to bring your own fabrics and threads too if you wish. You may want to bring some scraps of special fabric or something that holds some personal history to add to your work.
As we will be spending some time outside please wear appropriate footwear and clothes.

ABOUT CLAIRE
Claire Wellesley-Smith is an artist and writer based in West Yorkshire, UK. Claire specialises in projects that use natural colours created from home-grown and locally foraged plants, using dyes and stitches on reclaimed cloth in slow processes that allow time for consideration of methods of production and narratives of use. Cloth, dye and stitch are used as carriers of the natural and social history of place. Claire is a highly experienced tutor who produces long-term textile-based heritage and wellbeing projects with communities and teaches at venues in the UK and Europe.  Her book, Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art (Batsford, 2015) has recently been reprinted for the sixth time.
Further information here

 

JAPANESE MODEL CALCULATION
Teacher: Toshiyuki Shimada (jp)
Date: 27th – 28th June 2019 from 10am – 3pm
Ability: intermediate
Price: dkk 1,375.- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl. materials
This workshop is in English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/strik

In Japan calculating a model is done using quite different methods than in Denmark. Specially constructed paper sheets and measurements simplifies calcualtion extremely. In this workhshop Toshiyuki Shimada will teach how to use these tools and assist each participant to make an individual pattern.

STEEKING FAIR ISLE WITHOUT USING A SEWING MACHINE
Teacher: Toshiyuki Shimada (jp)
Date: 1.st – 2nd July 2019 from 10am – 3pm
Ability: intermediate
Price: dkk 1,375.- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl. materials
This workshop is in English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/strik

KURSUSBESKRIVELSE
We all know the feeling of fear when steeking a sleeve. Toshi Shimada does not use a sewing machine before cutting the fabric and he masters the technique of cutting and sewing by hand without dropping the stitches. Day 1 of this workshop we will make jacquard knitted samples, and the next day we will cut and sew. This is helpful skills for future knitting projects.

ABOUT SHIMADA
Toshiyuki Shimada Toshi is an amazing Japanese knitwear designer and teacher. He is the author of several fantastic knitting books and masters several techniques. 2017 he visited Tversted and became a close friend of Isager. We are delighted that Toshiyuki Shimada accepted our invitation to teach two 2-days workshops in Tversted in 2019.

 

CROCHET HILLA POUCH – Making of arctic cloudberry crochet
Teacher: Molla Mills (fi)
Date: 1st July 2019 from 10am – 3pm
Ability: intermediate
Price: dkk 650- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl. materials
This workshop is in English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/broderioghækling

Hilla is the Finnish name of this berry, that grows in the northern swamp areas. The tasty berry is used in different delicacies, but you can also crochet a beautiful pattern with it. In this workshop we will make a small pouch with hilla pattern, the size of the pouch is perfect for carrying keys and a mobile. In the workshop you will learn the basics of colorful tapestry crochet, how to carry multiple yarns in the work and how to make a popcorn stitch. The technique is useful in various projects, you can design beautiful bags and accessories with it. Be a beginner or advanced, the workshop fits for everyone.

CROCHET HÆKLET LATO TASKE
Teacher: Molla Mills (fi)
Date: 1st July 2019 from 10am – 3pm
Ability: intermediate
Price: dkk 650- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl. materials
This workshop is in English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/broderioghækling

The inspiration for this pattern came from old style farming, Lato is the tiny cottage where the hay was stacked after harvesting the fields. Here the Lato pattern is used in making an envelope bag, it can also be used in many different projects. This bag pattern was first published in Virkkuri 2- book, it is made with optical crochet technique. The technique allows you to crochet straight vertical lines in single crochet stitch while carrying all the yarns inside the stitches. In the workshop you will learn the optical crochet technique, which is surprisingly simple, you will learn when to change the color of the yarn to create neat patterns, and how to finish your crochet works in style. The workshops is for beginners and advanced, everyone is welcome.

ABOUT MOLLA:
The pioneer of modern crochet, Molla Mills, is a Finnish author and a designer. After three successful crochet books the title is well earned. Molla herself would simply like to be called a cowgirl, she was born and raised in the countryside of Western Finland, in a town called Kurikka. But due to her allergy to cows, she is happy with being called the queen of crochet.
Further information here

 

WESTKNITS WEEKEND
Teacher: Stephen West (us)
Date: 5th – 6th July 2019 from 10am –  3pm
Ability: beginner – intermediate
Price: dee 1,375.- incl. lunch and coffee/tea, excl.  materials
This workshop is in English
Sign up: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/strik

Across two days, get access into the mind and design process of knitwear designer Stephen West. Take a deep dive into the woolly world of Westknits in this course which covers shwal shaping, colour play and see you walk with your individual shawl design already mapped out and on your needles. Prepare to be inspired.

Day 1: Shawl Mashup and Colour Play
Explore Stephen West’s shawl world as he demonstrates several of his top-down shawl construction methods. You will be given handout filled with Stephen’s favourite techniques, stitch patterns and shaping ideas. In the afternoon you will learn how to show off a colour array of Westknits designs while encouraging you to look at yarn in a new way. By the end of the afternoon, you will have all the tools to put together your own shawl. For homework tonight, start to combine the lessons you’ve learned today into some design ideas to share and cast on tomorrow.

Day 2: K2tog
Today we’re going to put together the principles of shawl desing and colour play to get your own designs on your needles and into the world. You can either start your own shawl design or do a modification of a Westknits shawl pattern. Start the morning by sharing your design ideas with the group, discuss any design problems you can already see coming and cast on your project. Stephen will be on hand to lend suggestions and help you to troubleshoot your design so that you can leave confident knowing your next steps and  how to knitprovise you way to your dream shawl.

ABOUT STEPHEN
Stephen West was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He studied dance at the University of Illinois where he encountered his first yarn store, Klose Knit in Urbana, IL. The creative atmosphere of that local shop spurred Stephen to start designing knitting patterns and he was quickly featured in Knitty’s fall 2009 issue with his Colonnade Shawl. Soon after, he began publishing more patterns and launched a series of pattern books under the brand Westknits. He continues to produce pattern books and hosts several online knit alongs each year like the Mystery Shawl Knit Along, Yarn a Long and Westknits Shawl Club. His simple clean designs have now been knitted by thousands of knitters all around the World.
Stephen West’s shawl designs and innovative colorwork have helped him become a widely recognized and respected designer around the world. Stephen’s designs have been published in Knitty.com, Malabrigo Book 3 and in Jared Flood’s Wool People. He also self-publishes his own series of popular knitting books including his new collection of 13 popular Westknits designs ‘Westknits Bestknits’.
Stephen has taught highly popular workshops at yarn shops throughout the United States as well as internationally in Iceland, Scandinavia, Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands and The UK. Further information here

 

PAPIRMAGERI
Underviser: Owe Björklund (se)
Dato: 29. juli 2019 kl. 10 – 17
Niveau: begynder – øvet
Pris: kr. 650,- inkl. frokost samt kaffe/te, ekskl. materialer
Kurset foregår på svensk, men engelsktalende kursister er velkomne
Tilmelding: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/papir

KURSUSBESKRIVELSE
Papir er mange ting, og dette kursus i papirmageri vil give dig en forståelse for, hvad papir er og kan. Du lærer at fremstille papirmasse, støbe ark i mange størrelser, at lime, tørre og presse. Har du lyst, kan du lege med struktur og former. Når kurset er slut, har du en fin samling papirark, som du kan tage med dig hjem og arbejde videre med, eller du kan springe på kurset med Yngve Riber de to efterfølgende dage.

OM OWE
Owe Björklund er indehaver af firmaet ZEN Artpapper i Göteborg og har tidligere været formand for papirmagerforeningen IAPMA. Owes arbejde med papirformidling har sit udspring i en passion for at skabe og i interessen for kunst og etniske produkter, – et konkret og anvendeligt håndværk, som bringer mennesker sammen på tværs af alder og baggrund.  Owe er tilknyttet Billströmska Högskole og Kvarnbyns Handpappersbruk. Besøg Owes hjemmeside her.

 

JORD OG RUST
Underviser: Yngve Riber (dk)
Dato: 30. – 31. juli 2019 kl. 10 – 15
Niveau: deltagelse i kurset Papirmageri er en fordel
Pris: kr. 1.100,- inkl. frokost samt kaffe/te, ekskl. materialer
Kurset foregår kun på dansk, men engelsktalende kursister er velkomne
Tilmelding: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/papir

KURSUSBESKRIVELSE
Vi starter med at se på processen med at ruste papir. Herunder nogle af de mange forskellige teknikker, man kan arbejde med. Når den proces er i gang, vil vi arbejde lidt med jordpigmenter, og se, hvordan vi kan bruge dem til både at indfarve og male på det papir, vi har lavet. På andendagen er det rustne papir klar, og vi tager hele processen videre mod det endelige værk. Undervejs vil der blive introduceret forskellige måder at arbejde på ud fra Yngves normale, skulpturelle teknikker.

Kurset vil bygge videre på noget af det, vi har lært på det foregående kursus i papirmageri, men papirmagerkurset er ikke et krav for at deltage i Jord og Rust-kurset.

OM YNGVE
Yngve Riber er autodidakt kunstner. Han bor og arbejder til dagligt i Odense og har bidraget til både solo-, gruppeudstillinger og biennaler i både ind- og udland. Herhjemme har han udstillet på bl.a. Kunstcenteret Silkeborg Bad, Kastrupgård og Johannes Larsen Museet. Ellers kan nævnes udstillinger bl.a. i Korea, Ungarn, Israel, Bulgarien og New York.
Han har deltaget i en del landart-projekter, lavet performances i kunstgruppen Outsize fra 2004 til 2008 og været på flere symposier. Derudover har han undervist i mange år på både symposier og kurser.
Yngve Riber er medlem af Kunstnerværkstederne Hollufgård, Fyns Grafiske Værksted, IAPMA – International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists, Danske Billedkunstneres Fagforening og er desuden medstifter af Outsize Gruppen. Læs om Yngve her.

 

EN VERDEN I PAPIER MÂCHÉ
Underviser: Julie Arkell (uk)
Dato: 30. – 31. juli og 1. august 2019 kl. 10 – 15
Niveau: begynder
Pris: kr. 1.650,- inkl. kaffe/te, ekskl. materialer
Kurset foregår på engelsk
Tilmelding: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/papir

KURSUSBESKRIVELSE
På dette 3-dages kursus stifter du bekendtskab med en fantasiverden, som består af smukke, sjove og finurlige væsener og objekter. Du lærer, hvordan du former papier mâché, først en lille figur eller et dyr, og med Julie som inspirator bygger du en fantasifuld papier mâché-verden op omkring dit emne, – måske huse, biler, stole m.v. Sidste dag bliver emnerne malet, dekoreret og beklædt. Medbring dit bedste stykke legetøj eller ornament, så vi kan tale om, hvad der inspirerer dig.

OM JULIE
Julie er en af Englands mest anerkendte folkart kunstnere. Hun er uddannet tekstildesigner fra West Surrey College of Art and Design og St. Martins School of Art i London. Julie er vokset op i en familie, hvor alt blev lavet i hånden. Således fik Julie materialefornemmelse ind med modermælken, og det er grundlaget for hendes arbejder i dag. Med papier mâché, stof, uld skaber hun fantasifulde væsener og objekter, som hun giver liv med strik, broderi og mange finurlige objekter. Se billeder af Julies fantastiske arbejder på Pinterest her.

 

 

LETTERPRESS – DEN TRYKTE TEKST
Underviser: Beatrice Bless (uk)
Dato: 2. og 3. august 2019 kl. 10 – 15
Niveau: ingen krav
Pris: kr. 1.325,- inkl. kaffe/te, ekskl. materialer
Kurset foregår på engelsk
Tilmelding: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/papir

KURSUSBESKRIVELSE
Før man kendte til computere og digitale programmer, blev tekst sat med bogstaver af træ og bly. På dette kursus tager vi dig med tilbage i tiden. Du får lejlighed til at prøve de gamle teknikker som på Gutenbergs tid, og alle processer gennemgås fra kompositionen, farveblandingen til det færdige tryk. Vi starter med en fælles opgave, og dernæst får alle lejlighed til at arbejde med egne projekter. Dette er et hands-on-kursus i letterpress for alle, der har lyst til at lære dette fantastiske håndværk.

OM BEATRICE
I en smuk industribygning i London ligger New North Press, som Beatrice har parnerskab i. Her arbejder og underviser hun både børn og voksne i letterpress, men har også undervist på Camperwell College. Beatrice stammer oprindelig fra Schweiz, og er i øvrigt skater!

 

KALLIGRAFI – DEN SKREVNE TEKST
Underviser: Douglas Bevans (uk)
Dato: 2. august og 3. august 2019, begge dage kl. 15 – ca. 17.30
Niveau: ingen krav
Pris: kr. 175,- inkl. kaffe/te, ekskl. materialer
Kurset foregår på engelsk
Tilmelding: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/papir

KURSUSBESKRIVELSE
Disse to (1 dags) mini-workshops i håndskrift er tænkt som en udfordring til det håndsatte bogtryk. Håndskriften kom først, men hvad er smukkest?
Douglas introducerer dig til kalligrafi og viser, hvordan du opnår smukke resultater. Efter kurset er du i stand til at arbejde videre med skønskriften hjemme, lave smukke invitationer, navnemærker m.v. Og så skal teksterne selvfølgelig sammenlignes med letterpress-workshoppens resultater.

OM DOUGLAS
Douglas Bevans er uddannet illustrator og bogbinder og har undervist på designskolen Central Saint Martins i London, men er nu tilknyttet det engelske kunstakademi i London, hvor han underviser i bogbinding og kalligrafi, som han mestrer til det fuldendte, – selv den engelske dronning er imponeret.

 

LINOLEUMSTRYK
Underviser: Maria Tratt (ca)
Dato: 5. august 2019 kl. 10 – 16
Niveau: begynder/let øvet
Pris.: kr. 650,- inkl. frokost og kaffe/te, ekskl. materialer
Kurset foregår på engelsk, men Maria forstår noget dansk
Tilmelding: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/papir

KURSUSBESKRIVELSE
Linoleumstrykket er gammelt håndværk og en meget anvendt grafiske trykteknik, der rummer mange muligheder. På kurset, som er et fint kig ind i den grafiske verden, lærer du med enkle midler at overføre dit motiv fra skitse til tryk, lærer at tænke i positiv og negativ, at snitte linoleumsplader og vælge motiver.

KOLLOGRAFI OG MIXED MEDIA
Underviser: Maria Tratt (ca)
Dato: 6. og 7. august 2019 kl. 10 – 15
Niveau: ingen krav
Pris: kr. 1.100,- inkl. frokost og kaffe/te, ekskl. materialer
Kurset foregår på engelsk, men Maria forstår noget dansk
Tilmelding: shop.isagerstrik.dk/kurser/papir

KURSUSBESKRIVELSE
Maria er legende i sin tilgang til grafisk tryk. Ved at kombinere teknikker fra monotype og kollografi opnås fine, flerfarvede tryk. På kurset lærer du at lave trykplader af simple materialer som pap, hvorpå der limes fundne emner, måske løv eller plastic? Kun din fantasi sætter grænsen. Endvidere lærer du at lave monoprint på plexiglas med farver og blyant, og Maria vil demonstrere, hvordan de to teknikker kan kombineres i ét tryk.

OM MARIA
Maria er canadisk kunstner med danske rødder. Hun har en master fra Emily Carr University i Vancouver, hvor hun bor, arbejder og underviser. I mange år har hun været tilknyttet Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, hvor hun både har undervist og udstillet. Maria mestrer mange trykteknikker, og i sin kunst arbejder Maria med flere trykteknikker i samme værk. Se Marias arbejder her.

 

TAPESTRY WEAVING

ABOUT
Tversted Skole has a fantastic weaving studio with shaft and frame looms. We offer workshops for beginners where the bacis weaving techniques are tought, and if possible you can rent a weave and work on your own smaller or bigger projects. During winter seasons we have regular workshops once or twice a week, in summer you can attend the classes announced on our webspage.

Bente Winther is both adminstrator and teacher at the weaving studio at Tversted Skole. Trained as a crafts teacher Bente has given evening classes for adults in more weaving techniques. Years of experience and practise has made Bente a skilled weaver, and her curiosity for experience has given the weaving studio a fantastic, creative place.