Eva-Liisa Kriis graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a degree in textile design in 2001. Since that time, she has worked as a designer and interior designer. Eva-Liisa has taught weaving for over 10 years. In 2010, she founded the IIDA Craft School and in 2016, the Weaving Museum, acquiring a collection of distinctive looms from Estonia. The most unique item is a loom a century old, having only one foot treadle and a dobby or Jacquard type head that reads punched cards containing the design. Eva-Liisa has issued instructional films on DVDs and a book on patterns used in Estonian weaving.

In this course, participants will weave shawl fabric using the crepe weave technique. This technique was often used in the 1930s in Rapla and Lääne counties.

We will learn about the patterns and techniques that were widespread for weaving such a fabric and the design of the shawl’s chequerboard pattern. We will talk about how crepe technique developed, and learn how to weave woollen material. We will weave a finished woollen scarf measuring 35x140 cm. The fringes of the scarf will be twisted in a traditional manner common in Estonia.

The participation fee includes the use of looms and softer type of woollen yarn necessary for making one scarf. The course is suitable for participants who have previous experience in weaving.