Danish artist Isabel Berglund uses the familiar, universal tradition of hand-knitting to create monumental public works that demonstrate the power of communal artistic endeavor. Berglund conducts workshops in which participants knit side by side, creating a natural bond through a collective experience. By sharing patterns, techniques, and stories, the men, women, and children who join her artistic endeavors add their own threads to the history of craft and textile arts. Berglund then sews “patches” knitted in her workshops into a massive collage for a large-scale installation.

Look for Berglund’s knitting and crochet workshops, and sample installation of pieces made here in Bloomington at this year’s Arts Village and Lotus in the Park on Festival weekend.

Presented in partnership with the IU School of Art, Architecture + Design , the Eskenazi Museum of Art , and the IU Arts & Humanities Council

Thursday, September 21 – ThursdayOctober 5
Schedule subject to change


Other public events with Isabel Berglund:

September 21 – 6:00-9:00 pm, Community knitting workshop w/Isabel Berglund, hosted by Textile Artist Assembly, IU student organization 6pm-9pm, Textiles studio – 2nd floor, IU Fine Arts Building, Room 230, 1201 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405. FREE, open to the public and all IU students

September 25 – 1:00-4:00pm, Community knitting workshop w/Isabel Berglund (Denmark), hosted by Meadowood Retirement Community, 2455 N Tamarack Trail, Bloomington, IN 47408. FREE, open to the public.

September 27 – 6:00-7:00 pm, Guest lecture with Isabel Berglund, hosted by Lotus, the IU School of Art, Architecture, + Design, and the Eskenazi Museum of Art. IU Fine Arts Building, FA 015, 1201 E. 7th St.  FREE, open to the public and all IU students.

October 5 – 5:00-8:00pm, IU First Thursdays Festival, Showalter Arts Plaza, E. 7th St. FREE, open to the public and all IU students.