Welcome winter!! This time I’m prepared! I’m totally in love with these wool boots, Arctips, made by Töysän Kenkätehdas. Check them here!
Two weeks ago in Tampere craft fair I met the people from Töysän Kenkätehdas. We made a deal; I got these lovelies to save my winter, and in return I’ll present them to readers of Virkkuri. This is the product that fits with crocheted items really well, I’m happy to show these for you. Arctips are local production, made in Töysä. The ethics surely mean a lot, and if you have a chance to try these on, I recommend you do. But just watch out, you never want to take these off anymore! <3
ARCTIPS & Virkkuri II, on April 2014.
Thank you, Töysän Kenkätehdas.
The photo studio could not be any closer to my workspace than this! Making of Virkkuri 2 @ studio Linnunlaulu.
KIITOS Suomen messusäätiö, Anu Harkki, Ulla Telimaa, Antti Karjunen ja Päivi Tiitinen. Lähde messukeskus.
Blog post from Tampere craft fair by Hanne. I could just dive into that pile of wool yarns!!
Heii, a blog post about Tampere craft fair, thanks to Inka :)
Mimi and Momo, my little sister’s girls, building a nest out of crochet pillows. These graphic crochet patterns you’ll find from Virkkuri.
Disco ball, sunlight, blue sky and organic coffee, whatta day @ studio Linnunlaulu.
Oijoijoi, this has been a wonderful week! Great feedback from Virkkuri readers, a big article in HS, and yesterday I received the first Noste price from Suomen Messusäätiö. Thank you for voting me in the competition! <3
Helsingin Sanomissa tänään torstaina!! This day’s Helsingin Sanomat!! Thank you Riitta, Heidi and HS for this super nice article!! :)
New yarns, new yarns!!!
Green, grey and copper yarns from Finnish company Toika. I had the opportunity to meet Toika company owners @ Tampere craft fair last weekend, they gave me these lovely yarns and green metal hooks! Thank you!! These will be presented in Virkkuri number two.
Moi from Tampere craft fair! Paloni and me shared a space @ the biggest craft fair in the whole northern Europe, Suomen Kädentaidot 2013. I presented a small Virkkuri exhibition and sold books, while Minna and Janika from Paloni helped visitors to find beautiful handmade fashion pieces.
The organizors from Tampere craft fair invited me on stage to talk about Virkkuri, and how the whole book project got started. Minna from Paloni interviewed me, and together we shared different viewpoints about today’s Finnish craft culture. And of course we laughed a lot, who wants to be serious anyway.
Helloo Crochetterie fan n:o 2000! Janika and me at Tampere craft fair celebrating Janika being my newest Facebook fan.
Huge thanks to Aamulehti for this nice article. :)
News, news, news!! Virkkuri goes to US! Hooray!!
Last week my first book got sold to American publishing house. Virkkuri will get an English translation next year.