Finding the Scottish Connections to the Cowichan Sweater – the anatomy of cultural fusion
– Sylvia Olsen
Maximum participants: 110
Sylvia Olsen is a knitting historian. She is curious about connections—the way one knitting tradition borrows and blends with others. Her life and her studies have been a deep immersion into Coast Salish knitting and she will share the fascinating links between Scottish knitting traditions such as Fairisle and the famous Cowichan sweater from the west coast of British Columbia. Her presentation is a life-affirming account of how knitting unites us and about the knitting ties that bind us together.