Muhu and Seto ethnographic crochet laces **
Teachers: Liina Laaneoja, Annika Vaalma
We are the company Etnowerk - Estonian brand of handcrafted cardigans full of emotion, bold beauty and ethnographic motifs. Our handicraft education is from UT Viljandi Culture Academy.
Annika is the embroidery queen. She makes the finest embroideries to decorate knitwear. Inspiration comes from folk costumes and the outcome is modern clothing for a modern woman.
Liina is the master of colors and bold decorations. She mixes crocheted ethnographic laces with different textiles and uses these combinations on knitwear. The colorful result makes everyone happy – both the wearers and the admirers.
In this workshop we discover beauty of Estonian ethnographic laces from Muhu island and Setomaa. These laces are made with very fine needle using either or both, colored or white threads and yarns, cotton or wool. Historically these laces were used widely on women's costumes and can be used as well nowadays.
In the workshop you learn how to make these beautiful laces. Participants will choose favorite lace patterns and teachers will guide on making them (the patterns will be different from the previous crochet course at CC). As a result, various samples and motifs of Seto and Muhu laces will be made. It's possible to use the samples for decorating different textile items.
The participation fee includes a crochet needle and yarns for making the samples. This worksshop is suitable for advanced participants who have prior experience in crocheting.