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Dutch Canadian Centre Nordic Room

Edmonton, AB

Directions: The Nordic room is located on the north side of the building.



Offered in English and Finnish.

Wheelchair accessible.


Pirkko Karvonen will provide a interesting and interactive demonstration of Finnish weaving with an opportunity for everyone to participate. You will learn about Finnish weaving techniques including weaving poppana, raanu (in wool) or tablet weaving (lautanauha). Using table looms and weaving tablets, participants will create their own weaving sample such as a key chain or card weaving.

Pirkko Karvonen first learned how to weave out of necessity as a youth in post-war Finland. In her adult years, Karvonen honed her craft to become the prolific, internationally reknowned fabric artist and teacher she is today.



Finnish Society of Edmonton

Proudly Exploring, Showcasing, Celebrating and Preserving Canadian Finnish Heritage and Culture.

The Finnish Society of Edmonton was established in 1953 to provide cultural, sporting, and recreational opportunities for its members and the community, and to preserve Finnish customs and language. Today, the Society is active in the Scandinavian community in Edmonton and Alberta and offers several programs coordinated by volunteers.


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