International Conference: Traditional Knitted Sweaters around the Baltic Sea May 16 -18, 2013
Silmkoeliste kampsunite kasutuselevõtmise ajal 19. saj. lõpu – 20. saj. algusaastatel oli tegemist uuenduslike rõivaesemetega, mis harjumuspärasesse rõivastusse sobitusid ja omakorda traditsioonilisteks kodunesid. Erinevais maades rahvarõiva osadena täitsid kootud kampsunid erinevaid funktsioone, saavutasid rohkem või vähem tuntust kas oma maa piires või ka väljaspool. Silmkoeliste kampsunite elukaar on olnud erineva pikkusega, mõned on unustatud, teised pole siiani moest läinud. Vastastikku tutvudes Läänemere randadel paiknevate maade traditsiooniliste kampsunitega ilmneb, et sarnast on neis ehk rohkem kui esmapilgul tundub.
The Department of Estonian Native Crafts with Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union and Nordic Folk Art and Craft Association organises an international conference dedicated to the history of traditional knitted sweaters, taking place from May 16-18, 2013 in Viljandi, Estonia.
When, at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, knitted sweaters were introduced to local traditional costumes, they appeared to be innovative items of clothing, which made their way into everyday life and became traditional with time. Knitted sweaters in different countries carried different functions, became more or less known in their home countries or even abroad.
The lifespan of the knitted sweaters has been different, some types have been forgotten, some have still not gone out of fashion. Learning more about traditional sweaters around the coast of the Baltic Sea shows that there are more similarities to be found than can be seen at the first glance.
Studying the tradition can be a source of inspiration for new creativity, thereby giving the tradition a chance for a new appearance, a new life.
The papers of the conference focus on the tradition of knitted sweaters in different countries:
* Knitted sweater as a part of traditional costume, it's social and semiotic role
* Change of the tradition in time
Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union
Cultural Endowment of Estonia
May 16, Thursday
15.00 Departure from Tallinn
17.00 Arrival to Viljandi
19.00 Opening of the conference, presentations of the collections of the Estonian textile artists and students.Estonian Traditional Music Centre
20.30-22.00 Dinner at Estonian Traditional Music Centre
May 17, Friday in Sakala Centre in Viljandi
Exhibition of collections from Viljandi Culture Academy students and graduates.
9.00 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.30 Opening of the conference
10.30 - 11.00 Knitted sweaters in ENM collections. Reet Piiri, Estonia
11.00 - 11.30 Parallels, thoughts, experiences. Riina Tomberg, Estonia
11.30 - 12.00 Traditional knitted sweaters in Shetland. Hazel Hughson, Shetland
12.00 - 12.30 Coffee break
12.30 - 13.00 Traditional sweaters in Finland. Marketta Luutonen, Finland
13.00 - 13.30 Traditional sweaters in Sweden. Anna Karin Jobs Arnberg, Sweden
13.30 - 14.00 Traditional sweaters in Norway. Annemor Sundbo, Norway
14.00 - 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 15.40 Presentation of the Department of Estonian Native Crafts. Ave Matsin, Estonia
15.40 – 16.00 Summary
16.00 – 18.00 Walking tour in Viljandi. Guild of Bonifatius, Handicraft workshop, Kondas Centre -exhibition of knitted jackets from Muhu island
19.30 Departure to Olustvere
20.00 Reception at Olustvere Manor.
May 18, Saturday - The Day of Masters, in Heimtali
9.15 Departure from Viljandi
9.30 Anu Raud, welcoming words and presentation of Heimtali Museum
10.00 - 11.00 The representative of each country presents a slideshow of their favorite modern knitting artist (Hazel Hughson, Marketta Luutonen, Annemor Sundbo, Riina Tomberg)
11.00 - 12.30 Participation in Heimtali Fair, exhibition from the collections of Estonian National Museum
12.30 Light meal at the fair
13.00 Departure to Tallinn
15.00 Arrival to Tallinn
NB! Earlier departure possible if necessary!
The working languages of the conference is English and Estonian.