Tradition and innovation
For us at Österbottens hantverk rf is this the second time we arrange the Nordic Knitting Symposium. First time we arranged the symposium in Vasa, 2003, this time we have chosen Vörå (Vöyri), 40 km east of Vasa(Vaasa), that has been chosen as the place for the symposium 2014.
The Symposium starts on Sunday the 29th of June with registration at Hantverkets hus Loftet in Vasa(Vaasa) from where we have arranged transfer by bus to Norrvalla in Vörå. To Vasa you can travel by car, plane, train or ferry. Those who arrive in their own car may go directly to Norrvalla in Vörå or come to the registration in Vaasa.
The choice of Vörå appeared easy when Vörå museum of local history, Myrbergsgården, has a large textile collection. Myrbergsgården is on only 1 km walking distance from Norrvalla, where the symposium will take place. A knitting exhibition will be arranged especially for us so that we will be able to get a good look at the traditional garments at Myrbergsgården. With these garments as a starting point we turn our heads towards the future of knitting.
The Nordic Knitting Symposium 2014 will have workshops, a full-day excursion where we visit several museums of local history including Korsnäs, lectures and a excursion to Vaasa.
At Norrvalla there is a indoors swimming pool and a sauna. The exercise tracks in the close by forest will be most welcome by those who wants to stretch their legs before and after a day of knitting.
Time: Sunday 29.6 – Saturday 5.7.2014
Regstration: Sunday the 29th of June, from 11 a.m at Hantverkets Hus Loftet, Rådhusgatan 28, Vasa (Raastuvankatu 28, Vaasa).
Place: Folkhälsan Norrvalla, Vöråvägen 305-307, 66600 Vörå, Finland
We have a limited number Symposie openings, spots will be distributed in order of registration.
Organizer: Österbottens hantverk rf in cooperation with Gavstrik and Folkhälsan Utbildning, Norrvalla.
PROGRAMME in pdf