The first Zagreb Yarn Craft Fest set to take place

The first Zagreb Yarn Festival for knitting, crocheting, lace-making and other textile techniques will take place on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Studentski Centar

On Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Studentski Centar, Savska cesta 25, in Zagreb you can visit Zagreb Yarn Craft Festival, the first Zagreb yarn festival for knitting, crocheting, lace making and other textile techniques.

The organizers of the festival are a team of creative enthusiasts and knitters from Masala and from O’pleti by Adriana Meglaj. Founded in 2010, O’pleti has been offering knitting and crochet workshops for beginners and intermediates for 11 years. O’pleti is also a regular guest in libraries in other Croatian cities like Split, Osijek, Ploče and Vela Luka.

The first Zagreb Yarn Festival for knitting, crocheting, lace making and other textile techniques

Adriana Meglaj

Zagreb Yarn Craft Fest is an event for everyone, whether beginner or advanced, to discover new skills, talents and creativity with fiber arts. The aim is to promote modern and traditional textile handicrafts and techniques through lecture series, lectures and creative workshops with renowned speakers.

With the internationally certified knitting and crochet teacher (Craft Yarn Council Teacher), Adriana Meglaj, you will learn to knit and Adriana will also present her O’pleti courses.

Masa Zarnić, an artist who created under the pseudonym Dried Bun has been responsible for crocheting for 15 years. Under her guidance you will learn to crochet a 3D star.

Daniela Stilin is the owner of the fantastic brand Stilin Designs and makes handicrafts using the macrame technique, knitting and embroidery. At the festival she will pass on her knowledge of making plant holders using the macrame technique.

The first Zagreb Yarn Festival for knitting, crocheting, lace making and other textile techniques

Stilin Designs

Felting is a special technique that has long been practiced by graphic designers, artists and painters Ivna Hraste. Ivna will show you all the secrets of dry felting.

Any yarn focused event in Zagreb would be incomplete without the good wool spirit of Zagreb, ie Ivona Martincic and her Woolly Broken Heart, famous street art installation in Zagreb’s Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Ivona will lead a workshop on crocheting eye graffiti; The resulting craft can be applied as a graffiti sticker on a garment, bag, wall – or framed as your own little work the art.

The first Zagreb Yarn Festival for knitting, crocheting, lace making and other textile techniques

Voona

You will meet the members of the first generation of the Lepoglava Lace Masters Association from Varaždin, who have been making lace since 1997. These passionate lace makers will also hold a beginner’s workshop on the wonderful Lepoglava lace, which has won prizes at world fairs: gold in Paris in 1937 and bronze in Berlin in 1939.

If you’ve already tried your hand at making Lepoglava lace, it’s time to deepen your knowledge. The workshop on Idrija lace, an important part of Slovenian cultural heritage, will be led by Igor Beros – an experienced Croatian lacemaker who, in cooperation with the Virovitica City Museum, reconstructed the motifs of poculica, a lace head decoration. In 2018, Igor Beroš, along with like-minded people from all over the world, did too launched the Men Making Lace Festival.

The first Zagreb Yarn Festival for knitting, crocheting, lace making and other textile techniques

Igor Beros

Two associations from Vinkovci will take part in the festival; Association “Breast” holds a workshop on embroidery, and the association “Worthy Hands” will organize a small fashion show as part of its presentation and will hold a workshop on sun lace motifs, a traditional unique embroidery of Slavonia.

Tea Silic, owner of Igla i kukica, gives a lecture “Hundred Threads, Hundred Whims – The First Step into the Enchanting World of Yarn” on fiber origin and properties, yarn processing (dyeing, spinning, twisting) and sustainability.

The first Zagreb Yarn Festival for knitting, crocheting, lace making and other textile techniques

Full festival details can be found at www.zagrebyarncraftfest.com

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