Afternoon Date: Smitten with mittens
At the Helsinki City Museum, located at Aleksanterinkatu 16, we meet for Afternoon Dates on Wednesday afternoons. At the Afternoon Dates in February, we will reminisce about handicraft lessons in school and use old handicrafts to create new ideas.
Are you retired, a student, a shift worker or otherwise free in the afternoons? At the Afternoon Dates, you can come to the City Museum to enjoy yourself, relax and chat in an inspiring environment, where you can also participate in workshops, nostalgic moments and info sessions. The theme of the dates changes every month, and each time is different. Admission to the Afternoon Dates, like the museum in general, is free, and you do not have to register in advance. Anyone who has time in the afternoons is welcome to attend.
Afternoon Dates in February: School handicrafts – the joy of learning or a frustrating waste of time?
In February, we will reminisce about handicraft lessons in school and use old handicrafts to create new ideas. If you like, you can bring your own handicraft project with you. We will provide yarn and tools.
Wed. 1 February 2–3:30 p.m. Afternoon Date: The secrets of stitches
At this Evening Date, we will practise crocheting and knitting potholders and learn different tricks and variations.
Wed. 8 February 2–3:30 p.m. Afternoon Date: Smitten with mittens
Is the thumb in its place or in the middle of the palm? Have you mastered stranded knitting? At the Afternoon Date, we will go through the basic mitten pattern and learn different tricks.
Wed. 15 February 2–3:30 p.m. Afternoon Date: Did you trip over your heel?
Is the leg of your sock too tight? Did you stumble over the heel? At the Afternoon Date, we will remember, review and adapt the lessons learned in school about how to knit socks.
Wed. 22 February 2–3:30 p.m. Afternoon Date: Cross-stitch decorations
At the Afternoon Date, we will reminisce about cross-stitch lessons from school and develop modern applications. Book covers and handicraft bags will be given handmade decorations and seams.