Lace Making from Setomaa, Estonia

Demonstrator: Sigre Andreson, Setomaa, Estonia
Date and time: Sigre will be on location during both days
Watch master Sigre make an intricate lace and try using the technique yourself.

Lace from Setomaa is a simple basic lace, traditionally made freehand without rutnät and needles were usually used only to finish the edgings. Today both rutnät and needles are used. In Setomaa, white linen yarn and red, sometimes also blue cotton yarn and brightly coloured wool are commonly used when making lace. The red yarn is characteristic of Seto lace. Red and white, the two most important colours have ritual significance in birth, wedding and funeral traditions.

During this demonstration, there will be a display of different laces from Setomaa. You can watch master Sigre make an intricate lace and also try to make one yourself.