Today, we visited Haapsalu. Just as fantastic as I hoped! First, we visited the museum for the Haapsalu-shawl. The size was not impressive, but the contents! Not just shawls, but also dresses knitted with Estonian patterns. I was very much in love with this dress......
Det var skønt at se brudekjolerne og vide, at deres strikketraditioner lever i bedste velgående.
This little dress for a girl - filled with Estonian nupps! - was incredibly beautiful.
It was so nice to see the wedding-dresses, knowing that the knitting traditions live on.
Bagefter var der workshop om Haapsalu-sjaler. Underviseren var ingen ringere end Aime Edasi, der har været med til at lave de store bøger om Haapsalu-strik. Undervisningen var på estisk med engelsk oversættelse. Ikke en ideel situation, men det gik rigtig fint og alle lærte vist noget.
Der var også en butik i museet, som hurtigt var fuldstændigt ribbet for garn og strikkebøger. Uha, som vi hyggede os!
Afterwards, we had a workshop about Haapsalu-shawls. The teacher was Aime Edasi, co-author of the big books on Haapsalu-knitting. The teaching was in Estonian and translated to English. Not ideal, but it went really well and everybody learned new stuff.
The museum also have a shop, and very quickly, it was completely emptied of yarn and knitting books. Oh, we had such a good time!
Men billedet taler vist for sig selv.......
There were other helpers who spoke nothing but Estonian, but very nicely understood the meaning of the other person, speaking only Danish.
But I guess this photo doesn't need an explanation......