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Kaukola Woman's National Costume Through the Years 5.4.–13.10.2024

Since its publication, the Kaukola woman's national costume has been a popular and loved national costume model for Finns. 1921 U.T. Sirelius published the national costume model of a woman from Karelian Kaukola in the booklet "Suomen kansallispukuja", and its popularity has been steadfast ever since. 

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Kaukolan naisen kansallispuvun liivin kiinnityshakanen. Sinisellä kankaalla punaisi yksityiskohtia. Image Suomen käsityön museo (SKM) (Craftmuseum.fi)

Some of the Craft Museum of Finland’s collection materials are now also available on Europeana

The Craft Museum of Finland is publishing some of its collection materials on the Europeana platform. The platform is a long-standing collaborative project of the member states of the European Union and the European Commission, with the goal of promoting the accessibility and use of European digital cultural heritage for leisure and benefit since its launch in 2008.

From the digital material provided by the museum, object, photo and drawing materials that can be found in the domestic Finna service (

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Suomen käsityön museon kokoelmanäkymä Europeana-palvelussa. Image Suomen käsityön museo (SKM) (Craftmuseum.fi)

Dialogue – Woven and Embroidered Bridge 16.12.2023-3.3.2024

The Finnish-Japanese exhibition is based on a textile-oriented work exchange, where the theme has been travelling in its various meanings. Saori weaving and Sashiko embroidery are adding their own spice to the works.

The Japanese aesthetic has inspired Finns since the artists of the Golden Age. Similarly, the Japanese have been particularly interested in Finnish design for decades. The themes that unite both cultures are nature, quiet work, and immersion in one's own inner world.

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Annukka Mikkolan sininen Boro-matto vihreällä nurmella. Matto on esillä Dialogi-näyttelyssä Suomen käsityön museossa. Image Mathilda Mikkola

On The Edge – Master Bladesmiths 7.1.–12.3.2023

The Finnish knife is the source of legends, and each knife has the looks of its maker and customer. On The Edge exhibition presents knives made by four master bladesmiths.

The notion of a bladesmith is usually associated with an forge and the clangour of hammer, but the work is also strongly involves knowledge of materials and planning. Even a visually pleasing blade or knife must be usable. The simpler the knife, the more accurate the proportions and the more the materials must harmonize with each other.

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Puukonrankoja kädellä ahjon loimussa. Terällä - Puukkomestarit -näyttely Suomen käsityön museossa keväällä 2023. Image Pasi Jaakonaho

Elina Helenius – Woven Perspectives 14.1.–23.4.2023

The exhibition's interior textiles and rya rugs are modern interpretation of traditional handicraft methods. The connection between design thinking and craftsmanship can be seen in these textiles that reflect the legacy of modernism. The core of the works is the relationship between material and technique.

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Tekstiilitaiteilija Elina Helenius ja hänen erivärisistä osista koostuva Seasons-mattonsa kuvattuna ylhäältä päin. Image Elina Helenius

Sense Space

Antaudu aisteille!

Surrender to the senses!

At their best, museum objects are interfaces to the past. Different senses bring us closer to the people of the past. Our own culture determines what is beautiful and ugly, what smells good and what smells bad.

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Suomen käsityön museon Aistitilassa pääsee värjäämään lankaa ihan itse.

National costume collection

The National Costume Center of Finland is dedicated to preserves national costumes and related materials from Finnish-speaking territories. The collection also covers costumes previously considered national costumes that continue to be worn as such today, as well as local and provincial costumes. 

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Suomalaiseen kansallispukuun kuuluu usein tykkimyssy.

Through the Pinhole 17.9.–4.12.2022

The exhibition takes you back to the roots of photography, to the fascinating camera obscura. The exhibition dives into building a pinhole camera and taking photos with it. The most imaginative cameras are on display, as well as photographs taken by artists through pinholes. The exhibition at the Craft Museum of Finland 17.9.–4.12.2022 is curated by visual artist Jyrki Markkanen. 

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Kuvataiteilija Jyrki Markkasen Phillipsin laatikosta tekemä neulanreikäkamera. Image Jyrki Markkanen

THE PLACE – Ceramic Studio Pot Viapori 10.9.–4.12.2022

Finnish word PAIKKA can be translated as a place or a patch. It can mean exact coordinates, a concrete place where you can make ceramics, a patch that corrects something that is broken and in a wider sense even as a state of mind.
 
Ceramic studio Pot Viapori at Suomenlinna is a special place. It has left its mark on those who work or have worked there and those who just visit the place.

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Suomenlinnassa sijaitseva keramiikkatyöhuone Pot Viapori on taiteen tekemisen, kohtaamisten sekä omalaatuisen ympäristön ja historian muovaama paikka. Image Pot Viapori

Milliners – Hats, Accessories and Trade secrets 12.3.–15.5.2022

 

The exhibition presents a traditional but today somewhat mysterious professional group, milliners. The professional title of milliner comes from the French word modiste. It means a designer, manufacturer and seller of fashionable accessories for women, especially hats. Milliner and hatter have traditionally been two different professions; milliners design and makes hats for women and hatters for men.

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Modistit - hattuja, asusteita ja ammattisalaisuuksia -näyttely Suomen käsityön museossa keväällä 2022. Image Suomen Muotiliikkeiden Liitto

España a mano – Handicraft in Spain 8.1.–24.4.2022

The España a mano exhibition presents a selection of contemporary crafts from Spain’s best artisans, designers and creators. The traditions of handicrafts and the cultural characteristics of the different regions of Spain are strong in the works in the exhibition.

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España a mano -näyttely esittelee espanjalaista nykykäsityötä monen materiaalin voimin. Image Suomen käsityön museo (SKM) (Craftmuseum.fi)

Design Eija Rasinmäki – A Handwoven Life 29.4.–29.8.2021

Mirroring the impressive 50-year career of textile artist Eija Rasinmäki, Design Eija Rasinmäki – A Handwoven Life brings Rasinmäki’s well-known art textiles and rugs, that have had a recognised spot in Finnish homes and are long loved to the Craft Museum of Finland.

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Design Eija Rasinmäen vihreä taidematto ja työvälineitä, yksityiskohta. Image FinArte

Handicraft techinques used in national costumes

National costumes are made and used by women and men of all ages, including professionals in the field of national costumes as well as individuals who are interested in particular costumes or making handicrafts.

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Kokka on yksi kansallispukuihin kuuluvista koruista. Image Suomen käsityön museo (SKM) (Craftmuseum.fi)

Workshops

Get inspired in tailored workshops!
Doing crafts with our friends or family is fun! With your dearest and nearest everyone will get inspired about new and easy handicrafts.

We will tailor our wokshops to fit your needs or you can choose from a ready made package below. You don't have to have any experience about handcraft in advance, for it's all about having fun and trying crafts together. 
A short guided tour is included in all workshops as well as guidance in the workshop and material use. 

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Suomen käsityön työpajoissa löytyy tekemistä niin pienille kuin suurillekin persoonille.

Guided tours

For groups we recommend touring the exhibitions under the guidance of the guide. Pre-ordered guided tours will be organized in the time that you wish. We will be happy to tailor a tour to your group.

For guided tours, the ideal size is 25 people, for larger groups we recommend two guides. There is a lot to see in the museum, so after the guided tour you should also book some time to explore the museum.

Guided tour
Get acquainted with the basic exhibitions of the museum and the Finnish National Costume Center and the changing exhibitions.
Duration 1h

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Suomen käsityön museon opastukset räätälöidään ryhmän mukaan.