Sunday, 12 June 2016

Breien! in Fries Museum - Knitting! Exhibition

Four knitters on a train. All the way up north to Leeuwarden.
The exhibition Breien! / Knitting! in the Fries Museum is all about knitting.

Finally I could see my Flamingo hat among the other 14 nominees for the Animal Hat contest 'Beestenboel'. It's really fun to see how each knitter has a different approach to the animal hat theme!



In the same room as the 'hat-tree' there were little boxes with miniature knits about the history of knitting.


We really enjoyed our museum tour. There was work from knitters we were familiar with and new discoveries.



Nice surprise was there were knitting patterns available. For instance of the skirt in the top right picture below. If you understand Dutch: the patterns are also on the Fries Museum website!


The top floor of the museum was dedicated to the art of Claudy Jongstra. Her textile works from natural materials are amazing.

 




In the Breien! / Knitting! exhibit there had been samples of wool and other yarn to touch and feel. Still we jumped with joy when there was an option to actually make something ourselves. Even the lack of scissors did not stop us. We used a key to cut threads of yarn, just to get our creative juices flowing. Yes, we could weave!


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