Friday 9th October 2020

Full day workshops

Microwave and stovetop dyeing

Katrín Andrésdóttir (Slettuskjótt) and Maja Siska (Icelandisfullofwool) teach this class. Laura Spinner might unfortunately not be able to come to teach from the USA.

kl.09:00-16:30

Skinnhúfa

Learn how to dye any animal-based fiber, yarn or even an entire sweater. This can be done in pot or even in your microwave! Students will learn techniques such as single color and rainbow gradients, and color blending with powdered pigment dyes.

15 students

Yarn and colours included and more yarn available for purchase at the location.

SOLD OUT!

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Tanning a small lambskin. Group 2

Lene Zachariassen teaches this hands on workshop in English and Icelandic.

kl.09:00-16:30

Hárlaugsstaðir

8 students

All tools and a number of small lambskins at different stages of the tanning process will be provided. At the end of the workshop everybody leaves with one fully tanned lambskin. This is not the same we are working on at the beginning of the class but one that Lene has prepared and that is finished in class. All the skins are from lambs that are stillborn or die shortly after birth.

Participants learn the entire tanning process. The skins are washed and scraped and put into the tanning brine. Already prepared tanned hides are stretched onto boards and tanned and dried skins will be sanded and softened.  Everybody will go home with one soft and wonderful skin.

What studends have to bring: working clothes, waterproofs, boots, rubber gloves, hammer. 

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

17.000kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Icelandic sweater with a modern twist

Helga Thorddsen teaches this class in English.

kl.09:00-16:30

Gamla Þingborg

Students should bring traditional knitting tools, scissors, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc. A good choice of quality knitting needles in common sizes (3 – 6 mm) is necessary.

10 nemendur

Materials (yarn for sweater) is not included in the class fee. The teacher will get in touch before the class with information and suggestions for choosing yarns. 

Traditional knitting techniques, top down knitting, multicolor knitting, short rows, increases, color play, iCord. Emphasis on professional knitting techniques and finishes.

This class is based on a design idea derived from an old Icelandic sweater from ca. 1920. The design of the sweater has been updated and adapted to modern knitting techniques and trends that have been developing in the past years. Through the choice of materials and colors participants will be able to put their own spin on the sweater design. A ready-made pattern by Helga will be used.

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

9.500kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Half day workshops - before noon

Weaving on the foot – producing small ribbons

Marled Mader teaches this class in English and Icelandic, Halldóra Óskarsdóttir is the assistant teacher.

kl.09:00-12:00

Gamla Þingborg

Students will learn to produce small ribbons in a traditional way with very simple tools. The ribbons were used as belts, garters, horse tack and more. This technique was commonly used in Iceland until the 20th century. and as early as the Viking time.

8 students

Beginners class

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

9.900kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Solar dyeing in a jar

Lorya Björk Jónsson teaches this class in Icelandic and English.

kl.10:30-11:30

Þingborg centre

12 nemendur

Included yarn for dyeing.

For beginners

Students have to bring jars for dyeing


Introduction to solar dyeing in a jar. Simple way to plant dyeing wool on a window sill. Each participant will get a skein of yarn prepared for dyeing and plants for dyeing.

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

5.000kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

The structure of Lopi sweater - Lopi knitting and design

Margrét Jónsdóttir and Anna Dóra Jónsdóttir will teach this class in Icelandic and English.

kl.09:00-12:00

Þingborg centre


Learn the basic structure of the classic Lopi sweater as well as knitting wth the unspun lopi. Students will knit a beanie with lopi and learn the foundation in designing their own yoke pattern.

Students will need to bring 40cm circular needles in 4mm and 5mm, double pointed needles number 5 and some writing materials to take notes.

15 students

Includes materials for one beanie and pattern.

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

6.000kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Introduction to magic loop.

Deborah Grey teaches this class in english.

kl.09:00-12:00

Þingborg centre

12 students

You need to know basic knitting skills (cast on, knit, increase, cast off)

One 3mm 100cm long circular needle with a very flexible cable. Two 3mm short double pointed needles (optional).

Small quantity (about 20g) fingering or sock yarn.


Master the Magic Loop technique for knitting small diameter tubes or any size of circle on a long circular needle. Great for socks, hats, gloves, sleeves. No more dpns or needle changes. Knit a gadget pouch, mug cosy or circular mat.

Recommended as preparation for the Knitting Socks Two at a Time class.

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

4.500kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Fingerlooping

Marianne Guckelsberger teaches this class in both Icelandic and English.

kl.09:00-12:00

Þingborg centre

10 students

Beginners class

What students have to bring: All types of leftover yarn. The yarn has to be resistant, can be two ply or one ply.


Fingerlooped strings are useful in many ways, for example hairties or shoe laces. No tools, only your fingers.

We fingerloop strings in one colour or more with 3-8 stitches, the strings are max 1m long.

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

4.500kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Wet Felting - Introduction

Elísabet Jóhannsdóttir teaches this class

kl.09:00-12:00

Þingborg centre

6 students

Beginners class

What do students need to bring: Good to have plastic apron and good shoes


Students learn the basics of felting with wool. You learn how to felt balls and apples as well as simple useful items like bags or mats.

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

6.000kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

One Icelandic sheep - two kinds of wool - three different yarn for socks. Handspinning class.

Tove Skolseg teaches in English. Not a beginner spinning class. Become a more versatile spinner! Tove´s classes can be taken individually or both together for a whole day of expert teaching!

 

kl.09:00-12:00

Lækjarbotnar

10 students.

You need to know the basics of spinning on a wheel.

What students need to bring:

Well working spinning wheel , four bobbins, lazy kate and a niddy noddy  handcarders

A  flicker/ flick carder if you have! Some flickers will be for sale at reasonable price.


We use the tog and tel in different way for spinning three different yarn qualities for socks.

We will make yarn samples for soft and warm socks, light and soft socks for the cold nights and strong socks for everyday use. Learn to spin the perfect yarn for different uses! – Tove teaches 2 different classes on the same day. She has decade of experience in spinning and weaving!

 

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

6.500kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Half day class - after noon

Spinning like the first settlers

Marianne Guckelsberg teaches this class in both Icelandic and English.

kl.13:30-16:30

Þingborg centre

Learn to spin yarn like the women who settled Iceland until drop spindles became popular in the 14th/15th century.

8 students

Beginners class

Students have to bring:

– Straight branch, remove the bark and twigs, 120 cm long. Cut a slit around the branch about 1-2cm from one end. Or choose a branch with a small knob, thicket or twig at the top.

– Or choose for example a broomstick. Cut a slit around the wood about 1-2cm from the top.

– 1m long string, 1-2cm width, for example cotton or linen string.

– Pencil and paper

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

10.000kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Wool embroidery

Guðrún Hildur Rosenkjær teaches this class in Icelandic.

kl.13:00-17:00

Þingborg centre

12 students

Beginners class

What students have to bring: Embroidery scissors and thimble

Flower stitch and embroidery (skattering), sewed into wool fabric with wool yarn, plant dyed at Annríki. Methods that have a long tradition as decoration in icelandic national costumes

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

9.500kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Knitting Socks Two at a Time and Toe Up

Deborah Grey teaches this class in English

kl.13:30-16:30

Þingborg centre

12 students

Basic knitting skills are required (knit, purl,  increase, cast off), Knitting in the round.

What students have to bring: 100g sock yarn wound into two equal balls. One 100cm long circular needle with a very flexible cable in the appropriate size for the yarn (2.5 – 3mm). Two short double-pointed needles in the same size as the circular needle.


No more second-sock syndrome! Knit both socks at the same time, on one long circular needle. Knit them toe-up for perfect fit and matching.

Deborah’s Introduction to Magic Loop knitting class is recommended as preparation if you are not already confident with the magic loop technique.

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

4.500kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Wet Felting - Introduction

Elísabet Jóhannsdóttir teaches this class in both Icelandic and English.

kl.13:30-16:30

Þingborg centre

6 students

Beginners class

What do students need to bring: Good to have plastic apron and good shoes

Students learn the basics of felting with wool. You learn how to felt balls and apples as well as simple useful items like bags or mats.

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

6.000kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

Plant dyeing – the basics

Guðrún Bjarnadóttir teaches this class in English

kl.13:30-16:30

Hespuhúsið

12 students

The students get a small book with teaching materials and samples of colors. Coffee and refreshments. In the end of the class the students can choose one skein to take home with them from the skeins we colored in the class.

What students have to bring: Comfortable shoes and working cloths. Aprons and gloves are at the studio.


The students learn the basics in plant dyeing. We will go through the process from beginning to end. Mordanting, boiling the plants, coloring, changing the color, drying and finishing. We will talk about the plants that we used in Iceland in the old days and what is possible to use now. The class is hands on and we work together in the dyeing process, talk and have fun together.. That is how we learn..

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

9.900kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%

One Icelandic sheep – tog and thel can make different yarn for many purposes! Handspinning class.

Tove Skolseg teaches in English. Not a beginner spinning class. Become a more versatile spinner! Tove´s classes can be taken individually or both together for a whole day of expert teaching!

kl.13:30-16:30

Lækjarbotnar

12 students

Basic spinning skills required

 

What students have to bring?:

Well working spinning wheel, four bobbins, lazy kate and a niddy noddy  handcarders

A  flicker/ flick carder if you have! Some flickers will be for sale at reasonable price.


We will spin yarn samples suitable for knitted everyday sweater or warp yarn for woven jacket fabric.

We will remove some of the tog for spinning softer yarn samples suitable for finer sweaters or soft weft yarn for weaving.
We add more tog for spinning samples to outwear or thicker weaving yarn. Design the yarn for its purpose and become a better and more versatile spinner.

Tove´s classes 2 classes also work as a one day class!

Confirmation fee and cost of course materials included.

6.500kr

We reserve the right to cancel if not enough participants or due to other unforeseen circumstances. In case of cancellation we will refund 100%