Since our first festival in 2005 and up until now, the number of festival participants have grown from 600 to 10,000. Since 2012 we have held the festival each year in september.
Fanø has over centuries been known to a great number of artists who have found their inspiration in the impressive nature of this westernmost island of Denmark. Here, with the Northsea as your closest neighbour, member of the Wadden Sea National Park, you understand why Fanø just recently also was elected member of Unesco's World Heritage. A very special place, indeed.
This year the festival will be held in Nordby and in Sønderho. In Nordby, the heart of the festival, we have united all elements of the festival, such as workshops, exhibitions, talks, fashion show, unique boutique stands, live music, good food, entertainment, terrific company and more inspiration than you could ever dream of. In Sønderho you will be amazed by the pictoresqu setting in the old town, and here you will find stands, exhibitions at the Sønderho Arts museum, good food and entertainment. We have really put every ounce of our energy into this 2016- festival to be sure to impress you!
On Fanø you will meet knitters from all the Scandinavian countries, from Northern Europe and from abroad.
This year we will introduce you to our cultural heritage and special island-feeling. You can see our Fanø women wearing our customes, you will hear Fanø music and taste the great food of Fanø.
On this website we have put together all the information you need to know in order to participate.
We look forward to welcome you on our beautiful island.
Christel and Jørgen Seyfarth