Nordic Knitters Are Part of an Amazing Estonian Handicraft Exhibition Project TIMELESSNESS

Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union is every year deciding upon a theme, which they are emphasizing more in their different activities throughout the year (see more at www.folkart.ee). Some of the themes have earlier been about wool, fire, ornaments etc. During the year that theme is also more obvious in local handicrafters’ production and is also the main topic in Mardilaat (St. Martin Day Fair) of that year.

This year’s theme is timelessness. The focus is on timeless handicraft techniques and timeless patterns. Handicraft masters are welcomed in several events to show their art in public. One of these occasions is a grand exhibition called TIMELESSNESS. It is an exhibition of inherited patterns and rhythms. There were 32 handicraft masters chosen, who were given a huge ball to be decorated in their familiar technique. Nordic Knitters beautiful mittens and gloves have been noticed and we also have the honor to put our skills and art on a show.

The venue is St. Catherine’s church in Vene Street in Tallinn ESTONIA. Exhibition is open September 8- October 7 Wed- Sat 12-18, Sun 12-16.

Welcome!

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Knitting is Honoured in Estonia

Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union is promoting local handicrafts all over Estonia. Nordic Knitters is one of the representatives in South-East corner. The complete list of wonderful shops with wide selection of hand made items and different services, including folk costumes and courses on  handicraft techniques are available at http://folkart.ee/poed/

This spring, the Craft Union is putting together a leaflet for tourists and locals, so the shops could be easily found and visited. we are very happy to announce that the cover photo is depicting knitting, and more specifically one of our Nordic Knitters.

By |2018-05-04T06:51:14+00:00May 4th, 2018|Nordic Knitters|0 Comments

Nordic Knitters Were Part of Seto Handicraft Exhibition in Pskov

Seto Handicraft Association organized a grand exhibition in Pskov, RUSSIA. There are handicraft items from 17 different masters at the display in their National Heritage Center. Besides mittens and gloves, there are belts and embroidery, silverware and woven works presented in this glamorous and extensive show of Seto Culture.

Nordic Knitters brought 30 pairs of mittens and gloves. Also a beautiful slide show is running next to the actual knitwear. Most of the mittens are knitted using Siberian seto floral patterns. The rest are ancient patterns from  Setoland and Estonia.

The exhibition will stay open until March 23rd.

More pictures at http://kagukudujad.blogspot.com.ee/2018/02/setude-rahvuslik-aare-pihkvas.html

By |2018-02-28T14:48:14+00:00February 28th, 2018|Nordic Knitters|0 Comments

CRAFT CORNER IN HELSINKI WELCOMED ESTONIAN MITTENS DURING ESTONIAN-FINNISH TEXTILE ARTISTS’ JOINT EXHIBITION October 2017

Nordic Knitters were chosen as one of the four partners in “Knitted Friendship” – an Estonian-Finnish textile artists first show. The show will be repeated in Tallinn, Estonia next spring.

Beautiful ancient mitten patterns were accompanied with Siberian Seto floral motifs. There were mittens, gloves and extra long cuff mittens displayed.

The exhibition stayed open for four weeks. On one of the weekends, there were also workshops and pop-up shop. It drew a lot of crowd and the whole event was warmely welcomed.

Thank you, Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union and Finnish TAITO organization for this pleasant opportunity!

Some of the memories are available for public at http://kagukudujad.blogspot.com.ee/2017/10/kumb-on-kergem-kas-kilo-longa-voi-rauda.html

By |2018-02-20T10:54:55+00:00February 20th, 2018|Nordic Knitters|0 Comments

“AN ELABORATE ENTRANCE” – THE EXHIBITION WON ESTONIAN CULTURAL ENDOWMENT AWARD 2016 January 2017

The Estonian Handicraft Gallery, located at 22 Pikk Street in Tallinn, ESTONIA, hosted Nordic Knitters mitten exhibition last fall.Siberian Flower pattern mittens were hanging on the walls and long

wrist mittens with more archaic patterns were hanging from the ceiling. Marked path on the floor guided the visitor through the journey. On the way, you could even rest on the bench and investigate the inticate patterns closer using magnifying glass.
Due to the very fresh and innovative appraoch to present textile art, Estonian Handicraft association nominated the exhibition to the BEST EXHIBITION award.

The extra long cuff mittens were also nomiated as a winner of MARDILAAT New Product Award in 2016 and they were defenitely public’s favorites.

Some of the visitors coments are visible here: http://kagukudujad.blogspot.com.ee/2016/10/aitjumakest-naitusekulastajaile.html

 

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 “AN ELABORATE ENTRANCE” – AN EXHIBITION OF MITTENS AND GLOVES IN TALLINN HANDICRAFT GALERY Sept 20 – Oct 10, 2016

The Estonian Handicraft Gallery, located at 22 Pikk Street in Tallinn, ESTONIA, hosted an unusual mitten exhibition this fall.
Addition to a wonderful selection of Siberian flower patterns a new approach of an extra long wrist mittens were exposed for admiration. The guests were guided through the gallery along the trail marked with yellow tape. There were nice benches on the way to rest and take some time to really investigate the elaborate texture and the wonderful pattern of each and every pair. For the even closer look magnifying glasses were provided as well, conveniently falling from the ceiling.

The exhibition got a warm welcome and was greatly liked by the visitors.

More info and pictures about the opening and setting up is here:

http://kagukudujad.blogspot.com.ee/2016/09/kirikinnaste-uhke-marss-vabariigi.html

By |2018-02-20T10:54:59+00:00June 11th, 2017|Nordic Knitters|0 Comments

“SIBERIAN FLOWERS” EXHIBITION OF MITTENS AND GLOVES IN ESTONIAN AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM July 19 – Sept 12, 2016

The Estonian Agricultural Museum in Ülenurme, located near Tartu, ESTONIA is situated in a beautiful old manor house park. The fancy interior is very suitable to show fine knitted items. The combination was quite perfect, as textile-work and wool-work generally was and is an honorable pass-time among Estonians.

A wonderful selection of Siberian flower patterns were exposed for admiration and purchase.

By |2018-02-20T10:55:13+00:00September 20th, 2016|Nordic Knitters|0 Comments

LATVIAN KNITTING CAMP in Strazde – April 29th, 2016

Nordic Knitters participated in Latvian Knitting Camp “Knit out your own Latvian Mittens”. It was organized by the Latvian National Cultural Center.
The participants visited Talsi Museum and learned lots of new techiques under the Latvian masters’ instruction. They also met with local handicrafters and actors.
Please read more and see more pictures at
http://kagukudujad.blogspot.com.ee/2016/05/lati-kudumislaager-kindad-kurzeme.html

By |2018-02-20T10:55:19+00:00April 30th, 2016|Nordic Knitters|0 Comments

KÜLLI JACOBSON FROM NORDIC KNITTERS RECEIVED THE KEEPER OF NATIONAL HERITAGE AWARD February 6st, 2016

Keeper of National Heritage Award is an annual tradition to celebrate the very rich Estonian cultural heritage. The Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union in cooperation with the Folk Culture Center of Estonia are choosing three persons every year to be nominated for preserving and developing folk culture items.
The award was handed over by Ms. Aivi Lintnermann, the director of Folk Culture Center. On the picture (from the left): Ms. Liis Veersalu, managing director of Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union; Ms. Liina Veskimägi-Iliste, the Chairman of the Board of Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union, Ms. Liivi Soova, Member of the Board of Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union and Külli Jacobson.

http://folkart.ee/meist/tunnustamine/parandihoidja

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