Greetings from the farm,
Today I would like to share a few updates around our winter courses and answer some of the wonders from our Holiday MAL gathering last night.
If you would like to join us in our make-a-long fellowship during Norwegian "romjul" please email me directly, as registration for the event is now closed. But I will happily welcome you and add your name to our community list.
You can see the dates for the event listed HERE
As most of you now know, the Nordfjord jakke is our second choice selection for the upcoming Advanced Kofte Course. I thought it would be nice for you to see the original pattern in comparison to the restoration piece within the Kofteboken.
As you will see, the original pattern was distributed by Husfliden, and shared in one size for each age group. Knitting the kofte to fit your own body and size was a very special approach and technique historically. This approach is still used widely within the village of Selbu, "on the needles".
You might also notice that it was originally a T-shaped kofte.
The restoration project has created a softer, more modern, tailored approach to the fit for women.
I think it is always important to see behind the Koftebok project, understanding its aim in preserving, maintaining, and sharing these heirloom pieces further.
Wiola Winter Courses
For those of you interested in knitting the Selma or Rakel pieces within the newly published Wiola book, the planning guides are available for you within the book.
Pictured above is the Rakel genser (jumper).
Together with Kristin, the designer behind Wiola, I am finalizing colours for the Rakel genser, putting together a Rauma Finullgarn yarn kit, which reflects the original colours she used from her own stash.
Indeed, due to the pandemic, this book was created out of Kristin's own stash and waste yarn.
She has written this story at the beginning of the book, which I will share with you at our "book sharing" gathering.
If you are interested in purchasing a yarn kit with the original colour palette via my farm shop, I will support you with the colour combinations we have put together based on the Wiola colour theory approach.
Please contact me directly.
Registration for the Winter Courses will be delayed, opening at the beginning of January.
This will allow me to get all of the information, modules and website platform in place for making a start.
If you are interested in purchasing the newly published Wiola book to participate in knitting
Rundt i dalen, Selma or Rakkel - it is available within my farm shop HERE
All current copies were kindly signed by Wiola.
Please read the shipping information carefully.
The Agnes Kofte pattern will be available for single purchase when registration opens.
The pattern has now been graded, including sizes up to 150 cm.
Bandweaving Module 1 -
Thank you for your interest in participating within my traditional bandweaving course - beginner Module 1.
Our waiting list is growing and I do anticipate a new course for Module 1 during mid to late winter.
If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please email me directly.
I am thrilled to welcome those of you that have completed Module 1 into Module 2 in January!
I will share information around sending your portfolios to me by the due date, January 4th, at the end of December.
Rauma Finullgarn Discount Code:
I am pleased to share with you that I have been able to extend the 20% discount sponsorship for the Winter Course Rauma Finullgarn wool until Sunday, January 9th - which gives you an addtional week for planning and ordering your yarn kits.
If you have addtional wonders, thoughts or if there are ways in which I might support you further - please do leave a comment below.
I wish each of you "en riktig god jul"!
I look forward to our being together again during "romjul".
Warmest regards from the farm,