(In English at the bottom...)
Tässä linkissä (sis. videon) on lyhyesti neulakintaan teosta Unescon maailmanperintökohteessa, Kizhin saarella Äänisellä, Venäjän Karjalassa. Muistatte Laatokan? No, Ääninenhän on heti seuraava suuri järvi itään mennessä, ja Kizhi on pieni saari melko keskellä Äänistä, noin 300 km Pietarista koilliseen. Kizhin saari on tunnettu kauniista kupolikattoisista puukirkoistaan.
|Kizhin videon perusteella tekemäni 1. mallipala.|
In this link (incl. video) shortly about nalbinding on one of the Unesco World Heritage places, Kizhi Island, on Lake Onega, in Russian Carelia. There's a small world map on the site, showing with a red spot the location of Kizhi. On the left upper corner the Scandinavian countries, Norway, Sweden and Finland, and on the right lower corner Japan. Kizhi is a small island quite in the middle of Lake Onega, about 300 km northeast from Petersburg, Russia. Kizhi island is well-known for its beautiful, wooden churches with onion shaped domes.
The text includes an interesting notion that in Russian Carelia (well, part of "Carelia" is located in Finland, and part in Russia) people used to believe that fishermen and hunters had to nalbind all by themselves the clothing items they needed in their fishing and hunting trips - nalbound mittens, socks, scarves, and even nalbound pullovers - because men would had lost their good luck in fishing and hunting, if women had nalbound them!
The woman on the video seems to be nalbinding the gray mittens in Russian Stitch variation 2+2+2, and picking up the connection loop (or loops?) from back to front. She also nalbinds in what I call Parikkala style, ie at the end of the stitch the needle does not go over the last loop as usually, but the needle goes under the last loop (under the needle yarn). Hansen's code would be UUOOUU/OOUUOOU B1 (or possibly B2 if she is picking up two connection loops). The 1st nalbinding sample I made per the Kizhi island video is on the top of this page.
Edit: 5th October 2011After staring at the video a dozen times more ;) , I think the return path of the needle is not "over-under-over-under" but actually only (!) "over-under", so now my second guess is the needle actually goes first "under 2 - over 2 - under 2 - the direction of needle changes - over 4 - under 3", ie per Hansen's code UUOOUU/OOOOUUU B1 ore B2. In that case the stitch would be a crossbreed ;) of Russian Stitch and Finnish Stitch - first half would be Russian, and second half Finnish. The 2nd sample I made is on the lower photo.
In the other link (incl. video) Marina Korshakova in the centre of traditional handicrafts, in Petrozavodsk (which lies on the west coast of Lake Onega), Russia, talks about nalbinding, and shows the Russian Stitch UUOOUU/OOUUOOO, watch the lower video from 7:20 onwards.
On that page there are two videos, and on the upper video Marina Korshakova shows different phases of prehandling wool, for example carding, spinning with a wooden hook (spinnkrok in Swedish, I am not sure what it is in English) and a spindel. Finally the yarn is wrapped around a some sort of wooden peg to make a ball. I wonder what that tool is called?