Kathryn Black

Estonian Craft Experience

Thursday, September 24, 2020
7-8:30pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

The Baltic country of Estonia has a long history and many interesting handcrafts, and is deeply committed to keeping those traditions alive. The University of Tartu sponsors an annual craft camp under the auspices of the Viljandi Culture Academy. In 2016, Kathryn Black attended this Craft Camp and had a tremendous time! She will be sharing photos and stories from her week there.

The department of Estonian Native Crafts directs the camp, which offers one- and two-day classes in things like Muhu Island Knitting (Estonia is a hotbed of knitting), Tablet Weaving, Bronze Spirals (Kathryn says, No, I didn't know what this was either but it's really interesting!), Crocheted Edging (multi-colored!), Horn Carving, Pottery and Silverwork. See https://www.kultuur.ut.ee/en/craft-camp for current information on the camp.

Kathryn Black has been folk dancing and crocheting for more than 50 years. She also does card weaving, Ukrainian-style embroidery, and fancy braiding. She is a retired chemical engineer, a 40 year veteran of maintenance and operation at Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, and a professional genealogist.

Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link.

Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Please donate generously to FAC and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We suggest a $10 minimum for attending this workshop but any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

Some users report errors when their browsers auto-fill the PayPal fields when entering their credit card information. If you experience errors when using auto-fill, please enter the information in each field without auto-filling.