Russian ornamental knitting: Mezen ornament

In this workshop a brief presentation “Peculiarities of the Mezen knitting” will be lectured and you will learn how to knit children’s mittens with Mezen ornament.  Threads will be provided by teacher.

Teacher Vera Maksimovskaya (b. 1983) is from Arkhangelsk and lives there now too. She works as a pedagogue of additional education in Folkcrafts school for children. She is the head of the workshop “Northern ornamental knitting” since 2010 and teaches children aged 8-18.

Vera is a craftswoman of Arkhangelsk region, she has been specialised on ornamental knitting and is good at traditional techniques of Northern knitting. She has taken part from regional, Russian and international exhibitions in Arkhangelsk, Vologda, St.Petersburg  and Moscow.  In February, 2017 Vera took part from the seminar “Wool in the north” in Norway.   For 10 years she has conducted remote courses in ornamental knitting within the project “Remote training in Russian Northern folk crafts” (, where people from different parts of Russia are taught. She has an account at “VKontakte”   (

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