Finnish Mittens / Mary Olki
I just looked on Abebooks.com and they have some copies by Ms. Olki
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Marianne Kuokkanen
> It could be just a striped rib, or it could have a twisted border.
> mittens have colorwork on a widening cuff and fringes. Some haveyarn
> ends on the inside for warmth. I've seen mittens like that latelyon the
> web. Latvian mittens are more decorative than Finnish. I have abook by
> Mary Olki that I've loved to bits. I'm sorry my scanner doesn'twork.
> I'm also sorry there's so few pictures of them on the Internet.Here are
> http://www.maud.prettyposies.com/seiskarimitten/ Seiskari is an
> The Yarn Harlot seems to have written a post about the Lapland
> Rovaniemi mitten. It's a mitten done in Intarsia though nowadaysthey
> just knit a plain white mitten and Swiss embroider (imitatestitches)
> the zigzag motifs afterwards.http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2007/02/01/the_mittens_of_rovan
> The blue book to the left is the book I mentioned, the other onenot
> about Finnish mittens:original
> http://vuodatus-static.web-effect.net/g/1235/440856.jpg the
> Rovaniemi mitten is on the cover. This is a typical Sami colorway.The
> Sami are the original people of Lapland, who herd reindeer anddress up
> in very colorful clothes.50's,
> Mary Olki published a lot of textile crafts books in the 40's and
> and many of them were republished in the 70's (many printings too),but
> since then she seems to have been forgotten. She did a lot ofresearch
> in museums and presented very much traditional work.it
> Marianne in Finland
> off to the sauna to cure my flu
> > What would be a more traditional cuff on a Finnish mitten? Would
> > be a more decorative cuff such as the Latvian mitten?
Thanks Marianne and Karin for all the help. Marianne, I have e-mailed you privately to see if you could help me locate a couple of books!
Sandy in Wisconsin