Craft and Art Week in North Karelia

Craft and Art Week in North Karelia

Salmenkyläntie 81, 75500 Nurmes

Craft and Art Week in North Karelia 

- Find your great crafting skills and discover your amazing craft skills and learn more and new things. During the week you will learn many different ways to make crafts. We will also go on nature trip and learn more about Karelian craft culture. During the week we will also get to taste Karelian dishes.

Welcome to an all-inclusive craft experience!

Tour highlights:
Local handicraft culture
Pure nature
Local way of live
Local pure food
Learning new without hurry 
Sustainable travel

Other times upon request.

Group: 4 persons, max 14 persons.
Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
Language: Finnish or English


1 Day
Arrival to the guesthouse. Dinner and getting to know the program.

2. Day
Raku firing day part 1.
We make our own ceramics in the workshop.

3. Day 
Paint & wine workshop
What a lovely relaxing day with a painting and a glass of wine. Take clothes with you to the workshop that won't bother you with small paint stains. In my workshops, you can paint either at the table or sitting on the floor. You can also bring a pillow or yoga mat with you if you want to work at floor level. You can take the artwork with you at the end of the workshop. The size of the painting is (27 x 35 cm). In the middle of the old town there is unique Wool Festival, full of unique yarns, knitting and crafts

4. Day
Visit Idän kehräämö. (Eastern wool spinning mill)
Idän kehräämö is a wool yarn spinning company from Nurmes. We buy both wool and dyeing plants from North Karelia, Savo and Kainuu, and we pay a good producer price for the wool. The wool is washed and dyed in our own spinning mill. We keep our production chain as transparent as possible, so that our yarns will loosen on your needles as easily as possible. At the spinning mill, we learn about the processing of wool into wool yarn.

5. Day
Wool and handicraft workshop with Anni from Idän kehräämö.

6. Day
We Get to Know Birch Bark.
Crafts from birch bark workshop day. Let's learn to make, for example, jewelry make by birch bark, baskets…

7. Day
Forest walking and the Forestmacrame on the shore of lake Pielinen.
Welcome to learn the basics of macrame technique and enjoy the beautiful forest and lake nature of Nurmes in a new and unique way! 
In the afternoon visit in the Karelia village and Karelian House Bomba.

8. Day
Visit in the local craft shop, which is a real treasure for enthusiasts.
In the shop we have workshops for various crafts teaching by the shop owner Tanja.

9. Day
Raku firing day part 2.
Firing and glazing of our ceramic works at workshop.

10. Day 
Time to say goodbye - hei, hei.

Price: From 2600€/person
The price includes:  accommodation double room, full board) breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee/tee) Sauna every evening, all program and supplies you need for crafts, transportation from airport Kuopio/Joensuu/Kajaani or Train Station and inside the week.