WICIstore

A guild of crafters with a sense of humour ;-)

Tallinn, Estonia | 195 Sales

WICIstore

A guild of crafters with a sense of humour ;-)

Tallinn, Estonia 195 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement    Welcome to the home of WICI where we care about the old crafts and skills.
We're a non-profit organisation, see what we do: www.facebook.com/WICIngo

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 3, 2018

Welcome to the home of WICI where we care about the old crafts and skills.
We're a non-profit organisation, see what we do: www.facebook.com/WICIngo

Updates

It's a beautiful summer day and I'm lucky to do this wonderful job of weaving yet another belt. This time with little dragon heads which were known already in the Viking Age (10th century pattern).
Perhaps hair bands are not meant for me ;) this is my latest piece, kivrim pattern, only 2.2 cm wide. I hope it will find a new home soon!
Fresh from the loom! Do you also see a woman with her arms upraised? Reminds me of the Slavic godess of fertility - Mokosh!

About

WICI - from friendship to crafts, art and community work

WICI store is a joint initiative of a group of long time friends with passion for crafting and living history. Like a family, we are bounded by values - we want to preserve ancient crafts (weaving, leatherwork, nalebinding), master them and connect them to the present day. We value good craftsmanship, sustainable production methods and natural materials. All items in our shop are carefully hand made by us.

Who are we? Emilia is a scientist and a weaver. When you contact us regarding tablet weaving, it will be her to advise you. Anna is a master of single needle knitting and a photographer. The other Anna runs her own artistic studio where she creates historical, fantasy and theatrical costumes. She is a sculptor and an experienced festival coordinator, too! Maciej works in finances and loves historical martial arts. His accuracy in numbers translates into masterful leather works.

We met when we were 15, in a small town in central Poland where a living history society was pretty much the only thing to do. We loved it and it changed our lives.

In 2016 we established a non-governmental organisation (Association for the Promotion of Old Crafts and Culture, wici.org.pl) through which we share our passion and knowledge with others. Our goal and dream is to arouse curiosity about creative use of traditional crafts in contemporary education, art and design. We organise workshops and educational activities for families and people in difficult situation who normally wouldn't afford to pay for cultural events. We want to raise awareness about the value of ethically produced hand made items. When you buy from us, you also support our organisation as we use this income to cover the cost of our activities, tools and materials.

Thank you for dropping by! We hope you stay in touch on social media where we regularly post about our ongoing projects, dreams and plans.

WICIstore is a registered company, for business cooperation contact us at info[at]wici.org.pl

Shop members

  • Emilia

    Maker

    I'm a reenactor, researcher and weaver. In WICI store I'm responsible for all tablet woven items. I love all things historic, ethnic but also modern and industrial. Want to learn more about weaving? Follow me on facebook.com/LostThreadWICIstore

  • Anna

    Maker

    Photographer, reenactor, folk musician and Scandinavia lover. Traveler. Master degree in ethnology and cultural anthropology. In WICI store I'm responsible for Nålebinding items. Follow me on facebook.com/CameraObscuraFoto

  • Anna

    Maker

    I design and sew theatrical and historical costumes, arrange festival spaces and scenography. I embroider and crochet. I also study sculpture. Historical costumes are my great inspiration in creating modern designs for WICI store.

  • Maciej

    Maker

    I'm a sword enthusiast, Historical European Martial Arts practitioner and instructor. In WICI store hand-making some fine leatherwork, both historical and ethno-industrial/fantasy. Now, as Thor used to say - hammer time! ;)

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