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Handiscola Project

Handiscola
Handiscola was an EU project that brought together participants from European countries to learn and increase appreciation for traditional handicrafts.

Birch Bark Basketry
Instructions for weaving baskets with birch bark (in .pdf format). The English translation begins on Page 11.

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Bookbinding

Ceramics

Embroidery
Instructions for basic embroidery stitches and some lovely floral motifs.

Felting
Instructions are given for making a bag, a ball and flat felt work.

Log Boat Building

Naalbinding
The downloadable .pdf file includes instructions for making mittens, a hat, a scarf, socks and a pouch for your mobile phone. And even has instructions for making a bone needle from a leg of an animal.

Ribbon Plaiting

Rya Rug Weaving
History and details for how to weave a rya rug.

Wood Carving

The above .pdf documents are quite large and are translated into several languages (English, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian and Latvian). I suggest that you browse through the complete documents before printing as good photos and images are scattered throughout the pages. Then print out just the pages that you need in your language.

These Handiscola.pdf files were originally hosted on the www.kuusankoski.fi website. They are no longer available for download.
Because I feel that this was a valuable and informative project and teaching resource, I am making them available via this website.
I have tried to contact individuals involved in the project to ask for permission but have been unsuccessful in contacting them. If there are any copryight issues, please contact me and the files will be taken down.

Handspun Yarn

 

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