The Secrets of Bobbin lace
To make the laces for my national costume, I needed to learn bobbin lace. I also delved into the history of Finish lacemaking.
A Finnish folk shirt from early 19th-century Askola village
I hand-sewed a Finnish 19th-century folk shirt from Askola. This shirt with it's intricate embroidery took me 2 months to finish!
“Ronkkaus” – A Finnish folk embroidery stitch
My Finnish national costume from Askola has a shirt with special whitework embroidery called "ronkkaus". So, how is it made?
A French hood in a Finnish folk style
I made a Finnish folk style hand-embroidered French hood for my Askola costume from paper, rye porridge and silk!
A new project: An early 19th-century peasant dress aka a Finnish National costume from Askola
I have started a huge undertaking to create the Finnish national costume from Askola that requires me to learn many new skills.
Kokkola costume, part 3: The 18th-century shirt
As I had to replace the worn-out shirt of my national costume from Kokkola, I decided to make it more historically accurate.
Kokkola costume, part 2: An apron with drawn thread embroidery
My national costume from Kokkola needed a new apron. This gave me a good chance to learn how to make drawn thread embroidery!
Restoring an old Finnish national costume from Kokkola, part 1
I restored an old Finnish national costume of Kokkola. In this first part I concentrate on the red wool pinafore dress.