Icelandic Beanie Knitting Workshop
Icelandic Knitting Workshop taught by Noelle Sharp. This workshop will be an intro into knitting with Icelandic wool by starting an Icelandic APORTA Design Studio beanie pattern in class then finishing at home. You will learn how to handle plotulopi wool, knit in color and finishing techniques.
Discover the captivating tale of Icelandic Wool, including a variety of kinds and how to manipulate them. We'll be serenaded by Icelandic music and sip Icelandic tea while witnessing demonstrations and starting your beanie. Plus, view examples of hand-knit Icelandic sweaters, as well as Icelandic sheep skin and wool.
This is an intermediate knitting class, knowing how to cast on and knit in the round is required. There are 10 spots available. You will have the option of choosing between a variety of colors for your beanie.
Included in workshop:
- Chose from a selection of Plotulopi wool
- Knitting needles
- Finishing needle
- Knitting Counter
- Instructions to take home with you
Sunday November 12th from 9A - 11A
117 W Front Street, Missoula, Montana
*No refunds on workshops purchases. Registration ends November 8th.
Noelle Sharp lived in Icelandic researching Icelandic textiles and began incorporating Icelandic wool into her designs in 2013. Her company APORTA Textiles was one of the first few companies in the US to import Icelandic wool directly from Iceland. She lived and worked with Icelandic textile artists and craftspersons while an artist in residence at the Gullkistan Artist Residency in Laugarvatn. Sharp also volunteered at the Þingborg Ullarverslun in Selfoss learning how Icelandic wool is processed, dyed, spun and knit with.
Noelle Sharp is an artist and designer based in the USA. Born and raised in Utah and Montana, she has lived and made work in California, Utah, Montana, Manhattan, Navajo Nation, Detroit, Chicago and Iceland. Sharp Received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012.
Sharp founded APORTA Textiles in 2011 in Chicago, a hand produced designer textile and accessories company. In 2019 she opened APORTA Shop in Missoula, Montana.