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

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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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ESTONIAN MITTENS by NORDIC KNITTERS ARE AVAILABLE IN RETAIL December 1st, 2015

Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union (see also at www.folkart.ee) is opening a new location to sell high quality handicrafts and promote handicraft centers and shops, which are located outside of the capital area in Estonia. Nordic Knitters Yarn and Mittens Shop in Veriora, Põlvamaa ESTONIA was chosen among dozen others to present their products and be referred to as a point of interest for tourist visiting Estonia.

The new shop is located in Old Town in Tallinn at Vene 12. The NORDIC KNITTERS YARN & MITTENS is located at Uus 7-20 in Veriora Põlvamaa ESTONIA. You are most warmly welcomed to both!

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NORDIC KNITTERS HEAD KNITTER Külli Jacobson WAS GIVEN A QUALITY CERTIFICATE November 5th, 2015

Nordic Knitters (OÜ Kagu Kudujad in Estonian) head knitter Küli Jacobson was awarded with the highest quality standard in Estonian Handicraft field for her traditional Estonian colorwork mittens and gloves. During the opening ceremony of XIX Mardilaat, Külli Jacobson was given a diploma and pack of certificates to add to her mittens and gloves. Buyers of her products can now rest assured, as the quality of the mittens and gloves is well studied and proved to be of highest quality.

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“KNIT YOUR OWN ESTONIAN MITTENS” knitting set WAS CHOSEN AS AN ACKNOWLEDGED NEW PRODUCT AT 2015 MARDILAAT handicraft fair in Tallinn, ESTONIA October 15th, 2015

Handicraft lovers all around the world can now realize their wish to knit a pair of world famous Estonian colorwork mittens. Everything you need to start the project is included in this beautiful package. Colorwork mittens have kept Estonian hands warm for many centuries. They have protected us from evil and we have received magical powers through them. Mittens have been an important symbol of love and care, widely used in weddings and funerals. Long before synthetic dyes were invented, Estonians knew how to dye yarn with madder root and birch leaves and many other natural ingredients. In this box you will find

  • the pattern and instructions
  • five double-pointed needles, to start your work
  • two balls of 100% wool yarn from Estonian sheep and
  • a beautiful, practical knitting bag MADE IN ESTONIA to hold your project, because there is nothing better than have your knitting handy at all times.

Enjoyable moments! Your Nordic Knitters Read more at http://setomaa.postimees.ee/3388347/seto-kasitoolised-tallinnas-mardilaadal

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ESTONIAN MITTEN Facebook PAGE REACHED 1000 LIKES March 31st, 2015

It is such a pleasure to post new mitten and glove styles to the FB page and make handicrafters around the world happy. People really appreciate high quality and traditions. We have fans at home in Estonia and far away, in Europe, America and Asia. Many people just admire, but surprisingly many also take notes and try it at home. Thank you, supporters, around the world! See www.facebook.com/EstonianMittens

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SIBERIAN SETO FLORAL PATTERNS ON MITTENS – book review October 28th, 2014

“Siberian flowers” by Külli Jacobson

At the end of the 19th century and early 20th century thousands of families from Setomaa left the crowded homeland and moved far away to Siberia Jenisseiski Province. A long journey into the unknown was undertaken in order to get the land for free. Hardworking Setos settled in well and soon adapted to the new conditions and climates. Today there are about 200 people in Haida village in Krasnoyarsk krai, the largest Seto village in Siberia.
Although, after the collapse of collective farms, the number of villagers has greatly reduced. The economic situation has worsened, but Seto Museum still existis in Haida and the Seto language women’s choir still gathers at the Cultural Center. Old handicraft skills are not lost. Ossipova Manni’s (born in 1942) ancestors also left to Siberia to find a better land. Manni’s mother, Kito Nasta, was a good singer and a great handicrafter. Manni and her sister Liide are singing in a local community house women”s choir and they have donated large numbers of beautiful crafts to the Haida village museum. Siberian winters are cold and, therefore, the art of making and wearing patternwork mittens is still alive.
In 2007, 2008 and 2012, the Estonian Literary Museum folklorists visited Ossipova Maria and other Haida village women in a search of old folk tales and songs. Quite unplanned, they also photographed Maria”s mitten pattern booklet, which was full of both old geometric patterns as well as flower patterns. Now a small selection of Siberian women flower pattern mittens and gloves have found their way into this book – a fresh breath of Haida village forests and fields odor.

– Andreas Kalkun, folklorist, Estonian Folklore Archives Estonian Literary Museum.

Please write info@NordicKnitters.com for ordering the book.

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