WINNERS of the Heavy Metal Knitting World Championships 2021
“Resurrection of the Knitting Witch”, The Netherlands
The Hague, The Netherlands – 10 July 2021 – Stichting Wool for Warmth announces that “The Resurrection of the Knitting Witch” video is the winner of the Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship 2021. The Final was livestreamed 9 July 2021 from Joensuu, Finland. The video is now available for public viewing on Youtube.
“The credit goes to Niels Weerheim and Vaskimo Arts for their creation of the Knitting Witch”, said Cathy Delhanty, Chairman and founder of Stichting Wool for Warmth, a Dutch charity that knits for homeless people. “Wool for Warmth entered the contest to raise publicity for knitting, loneliness, and homelessness in The Netherlands. We try to knit with black wool and the guys raised it to art!”
12 finalists competing for the Heavy Metal Knitting Online World Championship 2021 came from 8 countries and were selected from 20 submissions. Originally intended to be a live heavy metal event in Finland, the event will be livestreamed due to the travel restrictions imposed by the Corona Virus.
“This motivates us to create another video together. Something sick”, says abstract artist Niels Weerheim. Wille Vaskimo, geometric artist and vidoegrapher added, “Heavy Metal Knitting is crazy because it matches two completely different things. We want to repeat this at a higher level.”
Founded in 2017, the award-winning Stichting Wool for Warmth is growing a national network of community-based knitting clubs that battle loneliness and currently give purpose to over 1,000 knitters and crocheters in The Netherlands. The knitters use leftover wool and a lot of love to create hats and scarves for the 39,300 registered homeless in The Netherlands.
Niels Weerheim is an abstract artist in The Hague. Weerheim is currently exhibiting at the Kroon Gallery in The Hague and the Kruisheren Hotel in Maastricht. He is currently preparing an exhibition at Yuku Music, Prague.
Award-winning Wille Vaskimo is a Geometric Artist with an edgy street-style. Vaskomo is currently exhibiting in the Rotterdam City Centre and Maastunnel. He is preparing a new exhibition in The Hague at the Westeinde Hospital.
For more information and interviews, please contact:
Cathy Delhanty, Stichting Wool for Warmth
Wille Vaskimo, VaskimoArts