Pattern Language — Weaving, then & now.


Symposium: A one day symposium will be held at Norsk Reiselivsmuseum on Friday September 6, 2024. Lunch will be cooked by the talented food enthusiast Raul. Speakers: Aud Ross Solberg, Tim-Parry Williams, Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg, Matt DesLauriers and Brita Been.

Exhibition: Galleriet at Korall. Opening event after the symposium.
Exhibitors: Matt DesLauriers, Andreas Rau, Kjetil Golid, Brita Been, Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg, Estelle Bourdet and Peet Pienaar. A selection of local åkle and rugs will be displayed as well.

Workshop: Join us for a creative, colorful and fun ‘weave patch’ workshop, hosted by Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg of The Ninevites and Estelle Bourdet. Learn the basics of weaving, walk home with a flair you didn’t know you needed, bellies full from a delicious brunch at Balestrand Hotell. More information to follow.

Concert: There will be a concert with Kjorstad Brothers at Korall during the opening night. Attendees with tickets from the symposium have free entrance.

        Practical information: 

→ How to get here: 

From Bergen: Norled Express Ferry – twice daily departures from Bergen to Balestrand, alternatively train to Flåm and then the ferry from Flåm to Balestrand.

From Sogndal Airport: Airport bus to Songdal Skysstasjon, and thereafter the 820 bus to Balestrand.  Check times here.  

From Oslo: Train to Flåm + ferry from Flåm to Balestrand.

→ Where to stay:

Balestrand Hotell (young and vibrant)
Kvikne’s Hotel (historic and traditional)
Midtnes Hotel (quaint)
Dragsvik Fjordhotell (family run with great food, 2 km from Balestrand centre)

Or check out AirBnB for cottages and houses. 

Buy tickets for the symposium here (students and seniors can use this link
and promo code STUDENT)

We hope to see you there!

Questions and enquiries can be sent to post (at)