Knitting as a haven in psych services
In January 2017 I began as a volunteer at a psychiatric ward
I was invited by Søren Magnussen, a former patient who devoted all his time to bring different kind of small creative havens in the psychiatic wards.
I came with my basket with yarn and knitting needles.
I came without any expectations and knowing that when you are dealing with fx. very depressed people, its varying if activities are possible.
I know. I’ve been depressed myself. Continued
How can I tell if textiles is handmade? Vintage treasure hunt part. 5.
“How can you tell if a piece of textile is handmade?”
That is something I often hear. Well, I have seen a lot of textiles and I know a lot of textile technique, so by now I know what to look for:
The devil in the details
Handmade textiles. Vintage treasure hunt, part 4.
What did I find when I visited Svend Johansson?
I was a bit unsure what to expect, when Svend told me that he had a lot of his moms vintage textiles, but I trusted it to be worth the drive. And so it was. Continued
Always say yes! Vintage treasure hunt part 3.
Yes – how I’m pleased with myself!
I went to Svend Johansson to see the textiles from his mother. Continued
What is behind the door? Vintage treasure hunt, part 2.
Vintage knitting supplies are getting rarer. How do I keep finding them?!
I mean before someone throws it away. You know – people do that!! Continued
To buy or not to buy? Vintage treasure hunt part 1
A vintage yarn winder or …?
Well the last years I have decided to keep an eye out for vintage textile supplies – they are getting rarer and I love them! Continued
“Hygge” and knitting days
These wonderful days between Christmas and new years eve.
Filled with people, “hygge”, darkness and candles.
These are days where I bring my knitting every where. Days when the sound og my knitting needles tends to strengthen the “hygge”. Continued
GIVE SOMETHING – MAKE SOMETHING
I’m sick of Black Friday and all it’s consumerism.
How is this going to fit together? I could talk a lot about this, but that isn’t what’s on my mind today.
My words for today is
GIVE – MAKE – BE – CREATE.
GIVE SOMETHING – MAKE SOMETHING – BE SOMEONE – CREATE SOMETHING.
TAKE PART – BE ACTIVE.
That is where life has meaning – at least to me.
So that is what I want to do this weekend (november 25. – 26.th. 2017)
I’m giving all my online knitting content away for free to anyone who wants to create something with their hand. This is including my online knitting class but I’m sorry to so say, it’s only in Danish.
I have spend hours creating these patterns and the knitting class and they are worth every penny!
But this summer and fall I been so busy! I have been knitting twice a week at a intensive psychiatric ward and tryed to raise money for this project, so I could spread it out. It didn’t succeed, so I have been busy raising an income by other means.
That is life when you are a sole entrepreneur, idealist and inventive!
But the patterns and the class has been tototally neglected! How stupid is that?! It’s done and can be used over and over again.
So silly! I made it to pass on my joy of knitting.
This summer I created my online knitting class.
I have done something and been someone to people in a very vulnerable place in their lives, and still do.
Now is the time to give something.
I will give you, and anyone who read this, all my patterns for free and it you want it also my Danish knitting class. Just use the code – I want to knit
The code is working this weekend and you can download now and knit later.
Finally, I hope you’ll create a beautiful day ❤︎
You’ll have to add all three to get it for free.
Code: “I want to knit”
Danish knitting class
Code: “Jeg vil strikke”
5 reason for going to the knitting festival in Stockholm
In May 2017 Knitwork.dk is hosting a knitting festival in Stockholm.
They have held two festivals in Copenhagen and now its time to go to Sweden.
There are many reasons why you should go! Of course to say hi to me and join my “Find you knitting mojo” class or my talk about my special throw and how you make your special throw, but here is a list of the 5 main reasons to go to the knitting festival:
A suitcase full of “mojo” – my survival kit!
I have a suitcase from my grandmothers aunt, Lisa Forsman, LF.
I got it when I was teenager and I loved it!
For many years I have kept old letters in it, then toys for our young guest, but it wasn’t enough.
The suitcase has always caught my eyes and started chains of ideas for a greater purpose.
And then it hit me – the suitcase is going to be my survival kit.