In February I had the chance to visit Finland again, this time with my crafty mum in tow, and high on the itinerary was hunting for yarn. Continue reading
The final instalment of my Finland handcrafts and travels in March took me to the town of Jyväskylä for a few days of exploring.
Continuing on with my crafty exploring in Finland back in March, I spent a few days in Tampere. Continue reading
Rovaniemi, on the Arctic circle, is a beautiful part of the world, and sadly so very far from Australia! A few highlights from my recent visit were:
I get a nice warm fuzzy feeling remembering the Taito Lappi store because it was my favourite shop in Rovaniemi. There was a fun collection of yarns, handmade items, and I also spotted items for spinning and weaving. I spoke at length with a woman running the store and she invited me to take a look at the back room where people were weaving. Continue reading
In March 2014 I visited Finland where handcrafts and design were a big influence on my travels. In just under three weeks I visited Helsinki, Turku, Rovaniemi, Tampere and Jyväskylä and I want to share some of what I saw, beginning with Helsinki.