Where would it be more pleasant to craft than in the fresh air and in the hands of masters of their field? The traditional party in the Baltica area on Towers’ Square is attended by a large number of craftsmen who kindly share their skills. The fee for participating in all workshops is 2 euros per person.
WORKSHOPS OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED
- Friday, June 2, from 15 to 20
- Saturday, June 3, from 11 to 19
- Sunday, June 3, from 11 to 19
COME AND JOIN US!
TRADITIONAL DANCE WORKSHOP
Come and spin and twirl in the traditional dance workshop! The best news is that you don’t need to learn anything in advance or have any previous experience to participate. We will learn the dances on the spot, and everybody is capable of doing that. The workshop will be conducted by the dancers and musicians of the dance group Leesikad and their artistic director Kristiina Siig.
Important to know!
- The traditional dance workshop will take place only once – on Friday, June 2, from 12 to 13.
- There is no limit to the number of participants in this workshop.
MAKING SAND CARDS
Let’s make sand cards together! The smaller participants will make a sand card with an ornament already cut on the tape, older children can design the pattern themselves if they wish. There are different options to choose from, that are inspired by Estonian national patterns or simple motifs from nature. The duration of the workshop is 20-30 minutes.
Tutor Tiiu Jalakas.
CRAFTING TOY ANIMALS FOR A LITTLE HERDER
What was the little herder’s toy? A few tree branches and roots, cones or acorns, feathers or moss, and then they are ready! In addition to what is given by nature, sprinkle in a little good mood and a lot of initiative. Come and craft an entire herd of animals if you feel like it!
Tutor Peeter Sihvre.
TRADITIONAL COSTUME WORKSHOP
Have you ever tried spinning a bobbin to spin a slub into yarn? Woven colorful hem strips, ribbons, or belts using wooden tablets? Did you know that in the old days, gloves were not only worn to protect against the cold – they were also related to various customs and formed an important part of the bride’s trousseau? How to use a pad and wooden sticks to make wonderful bobbin lace for hemming bonnets and sleeves? You can hear about all this and try it yourself on the spot.
Important to know!
Due to its complexity, this workshop is only suitable for adults.
Tutor Piret Albert.
NEEDLE FELTING A BROOCH
Inna is a felting master from Kharkiv, Ukraine, who fled here from the war. She is a craftsman with ten years of experience who will teach us how to make needle-felted brooches. Let a beautiful brooch adorn every bold and proud chest!
Tutor Inna Kryachkova (in Russian)
Braided, plaited, twined, woven, with and without a rake, with tablets, with a sword, with and without weft, knotted, with loops, with a fork… this world of ribbons and belts is infinite, and there are still undiscovered nooks and corners to it! One will always need a piece of ribbon – for legs, stockings, a belt, hair, an apron, a whetstone bag, for a skirt or trousers… Come and make yourself a beautiful ribbon!
Tutor Lembe Maria Sihvre.
MAKING OF A RAGDOLL
A ragdoll is a lovely companion that has been made from century to century and from generation to generation. Anyone who wants can make one, but it works especially well for those who enjoy doing it. For crafting, we will bring out a wide selection of beautiful pieces of fabric from our garners accumulated over decades. Together, while enjoying a centuries-old activity, we will give a new exciting life to the scraps of clothing that are starting to lose hope!
Tutors Katarina Naarits and Aet Reha.
FLAX WORKS: FROM FIBER TO SPINNING
An educational overview of the flax plant and its processing with practical work steps in the traditional way. Using a simple technique, each participant will be able to spin a linen thread, which we will then embroider into a pattern or weave into a fabric. The workshop participant will have the opportunity to use old tools to process flax stalks in order to experience how a soft silky fiber is born from a wooden stalk. What we experience in the flax workshop will give us knowledge about the flax plant and help us understand the overall nature of linen fabric as a material.
Tutor Margit Pensa.
WEAVING OF A LUCKY CROSS
Lucky crosses are needed for protection and good luck on quite a variety of occasions, but they are certainly woven for weddings. Beautiful crosses are woven between at least two wooden sticks with yarns of a different tone, going from the center outwards, the purpose of which is to keep away bad things at the wedding, protect the young couple and keep an eye on what is happening. In the workshop, we will talk about older wedding customs, items, and activities.
Tutor Liis Burk.
MAKING OF A WIND SPINNER
How could people communicate with each other remotely when there were no telephones yet? A wind spinner is an elongated wooden board that, when spun, makes a rattling sound that can be heard far away. With this sound, one could send messages, scare away animals that had to be kept away and protect oneself from evil spirits with the noise. In this workshop, it would be a good idea for children to have a parent help them with crafting.
Tutor Roland Burk.
CRAFTING OF A REED CROWN
Already our ancestors knew that a rotating reed crown hung from the ceiling brings love and happiness to the house. Crafting develops the sense of measurement, helps to understand geometric shapes, promotes calm thinking, and develops finger dexterity. In addition, the reed crown is pleasing to the eye and an exciting design element in a modern space outdoors, but why not also in a car? Because reed grows quickly and is easily compostable, making a reed crown is environmentally friendly in every way.
Tutor Kaire Maali Lõhmus.
TALLINN SUPPORT CENTER JUKS
Juks offers festival guests as many as three workshops: making a Raggedy Rabbit, Braiding a keychain and the bracelet.
WEAVING A WREATH
Two different flower wreaths can be made in the wreath weaving workshop. First, we will try our hand at the beloved wreath of our childhood, where we will carefully arrange the flowers in a row. On the second type of flower wreath, we will tie the flowers and greenery together with a beautiful bow. The wreaths themselves will look like the face of the Estonian summer because the material comes from both the forest and the field.
Tutor Getter Lauk.
ANNA OMA PANUS!
EMBROIDERING OF A TRADITIONAL CARPET
A beautiful and colorful carpet is being crafted before our eyes, embroidered by the skillful fingers of the women of the Raudrohi handicraft club operating at Haabersti Social Center. Come and join in! Free of charge.
WEAVING CAMOUFLAGE NETS
Let’s help Ukraine together and weave camouflage nets from textile scraps.