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Press release
July 7th, 2021

Heavy Metal Knitting World Champion is Resurrection of the Knitting Witch from the Netherlands!

The title of 2021 World Champion in Heavy Metal Knitting goes to Resurrection of the Knitting Witch from the Netherlands!

2nd place went to Shveiia from Russia and 3rd place to Venomwool from the United Kingdom. The jury rated the performances by attitude, originality of the performance, story of the video and by ”Heavyknittinghood”.

The jury explained the decision of the winner: “The video was of its own class. Simple but genius and the story went well with metal and knitting. It was soulful and touching. Work of art.“

For the title of Heavy Metal Knitting World Champion competed 12 acts from 8 countries. Finalists came from the following countries: Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, the UK and the United States.

The jury of the competition: Hannele Rusila / Entrepreneur of Made by Hannele Rusila, Niksu Väistö / Concert Promoter in Live Nation Finland Oy, Simo Niiranen / Guitarist & Vocalist of Distress of Ruin & Metalhead Knitter.

Heavy Metal Knitting is about combining handicrafts and heavy metal music in an unique way. For the Heavy Knitting Online World Championships the competitors sent their competition videos during the qualification round. 12 best acts rated by the qualification round jury were competing for the title at the final event.

The next Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship will take place on July 8th 2022.

Heavy Metal Knitting Online World Championship 2021 was produced by WTF Productions Oy Ltd in co-operation Tovari Marketing.

See the event live stream from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vs6yYycD0o

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Mari Karjalainen
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WTF Productions Oy (the producing company of Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship)
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Photos from all of the 2021 final acts available for press purposes:


Heavy Metal Knitting World Champion 2021
Resurrection of the Knitting Witch, The Netherlands

2nd place
Shveiia, Russia

3rd place
Venom Wool, The United Kingdom

4th – 12th in alphabetical order
Crafts With Ellen, Germany


Cyndi Yoshieda, Japan


Knitiot Savant, The United States


The Knitwitches, Finland


Maija-Mummo, Germany


Nozomi, Japan


Rock Vandal, Canada


Short Arms Long Needles, The United States


StrangeKnits, The United States

Press release
June 22th, 2021

Heavy Metal Knitting Online World Championship 2021 finalists confirmed

The finalists of the Heavy Metal Knitting Online World Championship 2021 are confirmed. Eight countries will be represented in the competition.

The qualification round of the Heavy Metal Knitting Online World Championship 2021 — organized to take place on Thursday, July 9th — concluded on the 15th of June, with contestants delivering videos from 11 countries. The online event itself will host 12 video acts by competitors from 8 different countries.

During the qualifying round, the competitors shot a one-minute-long video where they displayed their knitting skills combined with heavy metal attitude. The qualification round  jury — consisting of members of the organizing company and co-operating organisations — ranked the application videos by following criteria: performance, uniqueness, attitude and heavymetalknittinghood. Twelve best video acts will compete of the title at the online event and the finalists represent the following countries: Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, the UK and the United States.

“The videos we received from around the world once again amazed us! It was not an easy task for the qualification round jury to rank the performances. The heavymetalknitters everywhere truly rock! It is going to be a tough decision for the jury at the finals in July to choose the winner of 2021”, says Mari Karjalainen from the organizing company WTF Productions Oy Ltd.

Heavy Metal Knitting Online World Championships will take place on Friday 9th of July 2021 at 18.00 – 19.30 pm (UTC +3).

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