The South Coast and Faroe Islands
Join us for the fiberly experience of a lifetime!
Dates: Sunday August 28th to Wednesday September 7th 2011
NEW! This year we are introducing our tours as full packages including flights departing from a city conveniently located for your journey.
This tour features Véronik Avery and Katrína í Geil and takes you to two of the most exciting knitterly destinations in the world, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Knitting will of course be a large part of the whole tour. The following formal classes and lectures are scheduled but the tutors will be a part of the group and available for more informal knitterly moments throughout the tour.
Classes and lectures
Custom fitting your knits (workshop with Véronik)
Designing with cables and stitch patterns (workshop with Véronik)
Learn INNOVATIVE systems of making knitting patterns YOUR way (workshop with Katrína)
The Icelandic knitting heritage (lecture with Ragga)
Get to know the Icelandic wool (workshop)
Try out your drop spindle skills
The little Lopapeysa (workshop with Ragga)
Expand your senses in Knitting (lecture with Katrína)
The Faroese knitting heritage (lecture at the Faroese National Museum)
A guided textile and fiber focused tour in the Faroese Museum of Art
Meet Icelandic and Faroese knitting clubs – local knitters of all ages
A visit to the Álafoss factory outlet – the home of LOPI
A visit to the Hand Knitting Association of Iceland
A visit to Sirri spinning mill and store in Faroe Islands
Visit to Guðrún og Guðrún, the famous Faroese design duo
Visits to Local yarn shops in Reykjavík and Tórshavn… and in all other places we might come across some more
Accommodation in Iceland: Guesthouse Sunna, Vatnsholt, Hali í Suðursveit (5 nights in total)
Overnight cruise between the two islands: Norræna
Accommodation in Faroe Islands: Hótel Streym (4 nights in total)
Including flight from NYC (JFK) or Minneappolis (MSP): 4581 USD
Including flight fromSeattle (SEA) : 4742 USD
Including flight from London, England (LHR): 4313 USD
Including flight from Amsterdam, Holland (AMS): 4354 USD
Contact us for more options regarding an extended stay, different flights or multiple destinations.