Announcement High Quality Work from a Master Knitter - They Feel So Warm and Last for Decades
High Quality Work from a Master Knitter - They Feel So Warm and Last for Decades
Eleanor Rogers on Apr 27, 2016
Zofia Scott on Jan 14, 2016
Beautiful mittens , proptly delivered, thank you
juliehommik on Jan 9, 2016
Beautiful and very high quality. Well received as a gift.
Long live traditonal fine hand knitting in ESTONIA!
A lot of women (and few men) in Estonia knit. It is a rather common hobby during the winter month.
Knitting is also a corner stone of Estonia folk culture. Many items of the traditional folk costumes were knitted: including gloves, mittens, jackets, caps, socks, and stockings.
Did you know, that some of the oldest European knitted textiles have been found on Estonian soil?
Some of the most important Estonian knitted items were hand coverings, first mitens, then, by the eighteenth century, gloves. The great importance of these items may be based on Estonia’s northern climate, and may also reflect their use in folk traditions. Mostly mittens, gloves and socks were knitted. Later came sweaters, shawls and hats, but not in such great quantities.
Doing daily work outside a person needed many pairs of mittens in winter. In freezing weather some were worn over the others, and one could wear out several pairs during a long winter.
Knowing all that, it is no surprise, that when I spent a year in the US, I took my needles with me. That was (and still is) my favorite leisure activity. My thick and textile-like knits drew a lot of attention. That gave me the idea to pursue with my own company and sell those beautiful patterned Estonian mittens and gloves around the world.
I am so proud to be an Estonian and very fond of my heritage!
Külli is the founder of the handicraft company Kagu Kudujad, which means North-East Knitters in Estonian. It is located in Veriora Township in Põlva County, Estonia. This region is well known for its beauty, clean nature and hard-working people. The main goal for her company is to promote traditional Estonian knitting and patterns. All the items are hand made in high quality old-style way. Thin needles and thin yarn is used to create those pieces of art.
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