Nordic Knitting Symposium 2018
Title of the lecture: „Haapsalu lace knitting - tradition and today” (45 min)
Haapsalu lace knitting is over 200 years old, and it is still in use nowadays as well. What has been happening in the past and what is happening now in contemporary Haapsalu, the town that has been titled as "the town of the quick fingers"? What about the latest ideas and activities about Haapsalu lace knitting? How is it being preserved for the next generations?
Siiri Reimann is a handicraft teacher at the Haapsalu Primary School and a knitting teacher at the Haapsalu Vocational Education and Training Centre. As a lifelong inhabitant of Haapsalu she has a strong link with a Haapsalu 200-year-old lace knitting culture, which has been the source for her own creative activity as well.
Besides being teacher Siiri is a popular course-instructor of lace knitting in all over Estonia. She also is an founder and active member of the Haapsalu Lace Centre.
Siiri has been helping Saara Publishing House with all the latest books concerned Haapsalu lace knitting. Here is a list of her own books:
Siiri Reimann, Aime Edasi „Haapsalu sall” 2009
Siiri Reimann, Aime Edasi „Haapsalu rätt” 2011
Helga Rüütel, Siiri Reimann „ Helga Rüütli sallid“ 2013
Anu Pink, Siiri Reimann, Kristi Jõeste „Estonian knitting 1. Customs and techniques“ 2015
Aasa Jõelaid, Siiri Reimann „Aasa sallid” 2016
Siiri Reimann „How to knit a Haapsalu shawl” 2016
Siiri Reimann „Triangular knitted shawls by Siiri Reimann” 2017