Kristi Jõeste (EST)

Title of the lecture: "Traditional knitting in contemporary Estonia" (15-20 min)

There are not many people in Estonia who are using ethnographic colours and patterns as the source for their knitwear creation but the number fortunately is growing year by year thanks to the education system in Estonia. Kristi Jõeste will give a short overview of the schools in Estonia where it is possible to study native textiles, and also about the designers and  craft people who have adapted folk art motives into their knitwear creation. She will present her own gloves in more detailed manner.

Kristi Jõeste (b.1977) is Estonian glove artist and researcher. Graduated from University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy as an Estonian handicraft master in 2002. Master degree from the UT Department of Semiotics in 2008. Currently working as a program manager and lecturer of the Estonian Native Textile and Native Crafts (MA) at UT Viljandi Culture Academy. She is also running her own little company Ulas.

She has been awarded with an annual prize of Estonian Cultural Endowment in 2013 and annual folk art prize of Viljandi county for her activities as a craft master.

Kristi is the author of the book “Ornamented Journey” and co-author of the book “Estonian Knitting Vol 1: Customs and Techniques” together with Anu Pink And Siiri Reimann.

Please see her works at her blog  and Facebook page.

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