Vithard is a knitwear designer, a fibre – and textile artist. He is occupied with exploring the boundaries of what textiles are and can do.
Vithard’s passion is knitting. He was one half of the judging duo on the Danish tv-show ’The Great Knit Off’ and he’s author of the innovative knitting book, TEXPERIMENTURE.
Vithard has designed professionally for the past 10 years, and has created pieces for several yarn companies, Danish and international knitting magazines and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.
With the Scandinavian knitting tradition as his starting point, he is constantly trying to challenge, what is possible with two sticks and a piece of string, by going to towards the edge and exploring what is possible in knitting.
As a part of his work with textiles, Vithard also spins yarn, and has amongst other things created a yarn, which cress grew from.
Vithard shares his knowledge and experiences, by giving lectures and teaching workshops, all over the world. He is an experienced teacher, who faces his students with enthusiasm, respect and patience, whether he’s teaching in Aarhus, Bergen, Chicago, Kyoto or Toronto.
Vithard finds inspiration in many places and is constantly on the lookout for sources of inspiration for new designs, workshops and books.