knitting!, Fries Museum, 17 October 2015 to 28 August 2016

Starting 17 October 2015 the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden will present a major exhibition on the art of knitting. An ancient craft, but also in vogue now. The exhibition is a celebration of knitting: you’ll see everything from historical patterns to the latest designs. Traditional Frisian baggy caps, retro fabrics from the 1950s and hooded sweaters from the 1980s are presented in unusual ways in a fairytale-like exhibition. Surprising garments by young, popular fashion designers such as Bas Kosters and Stephen West demonstrate how knitting still revitalises fashion. And bizarre knitted installations by international artists prove that knitting offers total creative freedom. Does seeing all this knitting give you itchy fingers? Then why not spend some pleasant time knitting with other people in our special knitting room? Knitting! can be seen until 28 August 2016.


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