Fredrika Wetterhoffs life’s work

Fredrika Wetterhoffs life’s work

Fredrika Wetterhoffs life’s work

Description

Fredrika Wetterhoff (1844-1905) was an influential woman who built Wetterhoff building as a workschool for less-fortunate young girls. This 130-year-old building is nowdays a concentration of creative people in where Fredrikas legacy is still valued highly. During the day we will get to know parts of Fredrikas life and experience old and modern fabric making and design.

PROGRAMME

9:00 am Wetterhoff building

Arrival to Wetterhoff where we are greeted by our tour guide who takes us for a morning coffee to a lovely café Hoffi. While enjoying tasty coffee we hear the interesting history and stories of Wetterhoff building and its creator Fredrika.

Morning continues with workshops:

We choose one of the four workshops (jewelry, bookbinding, finnish rug or knitting) and get to get creative! (For each workshop minimum of 6 partisipants is needed and maximun is 12.)

Wetterhoff shop is known for its great and unique collection of yarn: over 100 different hanks of yarn on colorful yarn shelves. Here you can also shop for home decor, gifts and jewelry.

12:30 pm Inkala Manor

Sisters Fredrika and Rosina Wetterhoff were 10 years old when they moved with their parents to Inkala Manor. The beautiful empire style main building of Inkala is over 200 years old and holds a famous country kitchen that praises traditions and local food.

15:00 pm Visit in modern fabric weaving mill

We will visit Al Monityö Ltd industrial weaving mill which is one of a kind to this extend in whole Europe. Al Monityö has manufactured e.g. some of the Finnish Parliament houses fabrics and is currently making Finnish national costume fabrics and other custom fabrics.

Depending on the day we may also visit modern day Design school in a local University of applied sciences – HAMK UAS.

Coffee is served for us in the University cantine before departure.

Price

Price: 98€/person

Minimum group size is 25 persons. This price does not include the bus transportation. We gladly give you a price including the bus transportation or you can come by your own transportation.