Craft Camp brought this year together 72 craftsmen
This year’s Craft Camp takes place – for the forth time – during 9-15 July in Olustvere, Viljandi Country, Estonia. More than 70 people from 17 different countries come together to learn new skills in a variety of handicraft workshops. The workshops introduce Estonian handicraft by giving an overview of traditional handicraft techniques from Estonia and teach the modern usage of those techniques.
The camp is organized by UT Viljandi Culture Academy Estonian Native Crafts Department who is known as a great centre for professional handicraft teaching.
There are beginner and advance level workshops by active practitioners on their respective fields from embroidery - goldwork (by Lilian Bristol) and local archaic (Liina Laaneoja and Annika Vaalma), Haapsalu shawl knitting (Liina Langi and Ivika Viljasaar) to birch bark and satchel weaving (Andres and Imbi Rattasepp), basic methods and techniques of making jewellery from silver (Eilve Manglus and Indrek Ikkonen), and many more. During the week there are also field trips organized to diffirent places in Southern Estonia, evening are filled with various cultural programme.
Read more about Craft Camp from their website: http://www.kultuur.ut.ee/en/craft-camp