My Finnish national costume from Askola has a shirt with special whitework embroidery called "ronkkaus". So, how is it made?
I made a Finnish folk style hand-embroidered French hood for my Askola costume from paper, rye porridge and silk!
I have started a huge undertaking to create the Finnish national costume from Askola that requires me to learn many new skills.
I made my daughter the Sedavi dress by Pauline Alice but turned this summer dress into a winter dress with long sleeves.
I got my first floor loom as a birthday present in December and wove a nice check patterned scarf for my first project.
The last part of my Finnish Iron Age costume is the peplos dress. It took me 6 months to construct the whole thing. Now it comes together!
ollecting a set of suitable bronze, brass and silver jewellery that is based on archaeological finds in Finland. These will be an important part of my Finnish Iron-Age costume.
I have spent six months learning tablet weaving and here are some tips that I want to share with beginners struggling with their first bands.
I made the Christmas presents for my family by hand. My brother and mother got handwoven potholders and my father got nålbound mittens.
I sewed an Iron Age dress that a Finnish woman would have worn under her peplos and apron. This dress works also for the Medieval era.