CRAFT CORNER IN HELSINKI WELCOMED ESTONIAN MITTENS DURING ESTONIAN-FINNISH TEXTILE ARTISTS’ JOINT EXHIBITION
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
“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
“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:
“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.
LATVIAN KNITTING CAMP in Strazde – April 29th, 2016
At the picture from left: Baiba Pilane, Ira Valtere, Linda Rubena, Külli Jacobson and Ziedite Muze
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
ON THE MAP March, 2016
Nordic Knitters is the brand of Estonian company OÜ Kagu Kudujad. The brand was chosen to represent South-East of Estonia in all over Estonia Handicraft MAP and Welcoming Center. Please come see us!
KÜLLI JACOBSON FROM NORDIC KNITTERS RECEIVED THE KEEPER OF NATIONAL HERITAGE AWARD February 6st, 2016
Photo by Sandra Urvak.
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.
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!
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.