Ásta Stefánsdóttir and Lærke Bagger
An inspiring and creative experience awaits when Ásta Stefánsdóttir and Lærke Bagger meet for a conversation about knitting. Bring your knitting needles and yarns to the Orangery and enjoy the conversation between two amazing women who will talk about what inspires them, their experiences with knitting culture in Denmark and Iceland respectively as well as many other inspiring topics. A highly skilled accordion player, Margrét Arnardóttir will create the perfect atmosphere as she walks around the area from 17:00-19:00 playing her fine accordion.
Ásta Stefánsdóttir is the project manager at the North Atlantic House, a cultural institution in Copenhagen for Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. For the past 10 years, she has headed the knitting festival Pakhusstrik, which is held every year in September. She became a knitting enthusiast through her work, and her greatest joy is gathering knitters and inspiring them with presentations and fun knitting experiences. Ásta is from Iceland but has lived in Denmark for 29 years.
Lærke Bagger graduated as a textile designer from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen where she specialised in hand knitting. She started knitting when she was 8 years old and has been devoted to knitting all her life. Today, she is recognised worldwide. She has recently published the book Strik 2 (Knit 2) – an inspiring follow-up to her first book, Strik (Knit).