Limited availability | Experience

Craft, Art and Festival Week in North Karelia 7.-16.8.2024

Salmenkyläntie 81
75500 Nurmes

Äksyt Ämmät Oy +358 504772570 Visit website

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– Find your great crafting skills and discover your amazing craft skills and learn more and new things. During the week you will learn many different ways to make crafts. We will also go on the Old town and Wool -Festival and have a nature trip and learn more about Karelian craft culture. During the week we will also get to taste Karelian dishes.
Welcome to an all-inclusive craft experience!

*1 Day
Arrival at the guesthouse. Dinner and getting to know the program.
*2 Day
Raku firing day part 1.
*3 Day
Paint & wine
*4 Day
Wool Festivals and Open Doors in Vanha Kauppala (Old town)
In the heart of Nurmes you can find the protected and historically valuable Puu-Nurmes (Wooden Nurmes) and Vanha Kauppala (Old town). The majority of the area’s buildings dates from the 1880s to the 1930s. Therefore Puu-Nurmes is known as one of the best-preserved wooden house areas in Finland. The area is characterized by steep streets, lakeviews and birch alleys.

Families warmly welcome you to visit their homes and gardens on Saturday 10th of August in the event of open doors in Puu-Nurmes and Vanha Kauppala (old town) Meet the locals, have a cup of coffee at their pop-up-cafés and -restaurants. The community of Vanha Kauppala has organized music, secondhand shops and programs to have a hearty event in their neighbourhood. In the middle of the old town there is a unique Wool Festival, full of unique yarns, knitting and crafts.
*5 Day
Diving in the wool festival day part 2
*6 Day
We Get to Know Birch Bark
*7 Day
Forest walking and Forest Macrame on the shore of lake Pielinen.
*8 Day
Visit to the local craft shop and workshop
*9. Day
Raku firing day part 2.
Firing and glazing of our ceramic works at the workshop.
*10. Day 1
Time to say goodbye – hei, hei.

Available: 7.-16.8.2024
Group: 4 persons, max 14 persons.

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