meget flot strikketøj, der udgør en stor del af deres folkedragter, som Lisbeth så fint hjalp med at illustrere på ovenstående billede. (Man kan næsten ikke se, at vi står bag en plakat, vel?)
Vi besøgte øens museum, der er en gammel gård/landsby, hvor der bl.a. er en sal med strikkede handsker, strømper og trøjer samt de flotteste broderede sengetæpper.
Today we went to Muhu Island, the third largest island in Estonia. The obvious reason is, that Muhu is the place for some very pretty knitting, which is an important part of the local costumes. Lisbeth helped me illustrate this on the top photo. (It is really hard to see that we stand behind a cardboard-picture, right?)
We visited the museum of the island, which is located on an old farm/village, which holds a hall with knitted gloves, socks and sweaters together with some amazing, embroidered bed-spreads.
Der blev solgt garn og vist eksempler på strik. Der hang strømper over garnet, som en af damerne var ved at strikke, og mønstrene og farverne passer vist meget godt til stilen på Muhu. Der var ikke noget søvndyssende over de her projekter!
Afterwards, we took part in a workshop, learning to knit like on the Muhu island.
They sold yarn and showed examples of knitting. Over the yarn, these stockings were hanging. A lady was in the middle of knitting them, and the patterns and colors are very typical for Muhu. No-one fell asleep looking at these projects!
The work with the different kind of patterns called for concentration.
This glove was 100 years old and in perfect condition. Made with 1.25 mm needles. (Yikes!) It's not a fast way of making stuff using these needles, but it would be fun making "real" Estonian mittens at some point. Now that I happened to buy the thin needles!