Eight-pointed star on Ruhnu knitwear **
Teacher: Riina Tomberg
Riina Tomberg is born in Tallinn, Estonia, living in Saaremaa, Kuressaare. She graduated from Estonian State Art Institute (Estonian Academy of Arts) as a textile designer in 1981, Master degree in Estonian Academy of Arts folk art department in 2004. Riina participated in expeditions to Finno-Ugric people by Estonian State Art Institute and Estonian National Museum in 1978-1986. Riina has participated in many national and international exhibitions of textile art since 1980.
Since 1992, she has her own textile studio and knitting workshop Ruut & Triip OÜ in Kuressaare. Since 2000 , Riina is a lecturer in University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy Estonian Native Crafts Department. Riina is the author of a book 'Vatt, Troi, Vamsa - Knitted Jackets from West-Estonian Islands', published in 2006. She has conducted various workshops on Estonian traditional knitwear.
The yarn and needles needed for the wrist warmers are included in the participation fee. The workshop is suitable for advanced knitters.