Karelian Crafts

Karelian Basketry
Birchbark basket weaving.

Leno Lace Pickup
A special type of lace pickup weave technique.

Blue Skirts, Golden Belts

Ancient Land of Karelians
One of the traditional crafts of Karelia was splinter or birchbark weaving.

Heikinpaiva 2002
The craft of birchbark weaving is taught at the Finnish Festival in Michigan.

Karelian Crafts
Karelian weaving, pickup, open-work lace, birchbark weaving and other traditional crafts.

Karelia Books

Norwegian Mittens and Gloves: Over 25 Classic Designs for Warm Fingers and Stylish Hands
AMBUSH
A Year In South Karelia

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Last Updated on March 30, 2020 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi