The exquisitely patterned woven belts have been an integral part of folk dress for centuries. The belt was used to support the back, while the patterns themselves brought luck and protected the wearer from the evil. Pick-up weaving is a part of our cultural heritage that is worth preserving. Author Piia Rand has avidly researched Estonian pick-up woven belts for many years and now passes her knowledge on to you. The book includes thorough step by step instructions on how to weave pick-up patterns, illustrated by 224 different Estonian belts with charts, photos and acquisition notes.
The lovely belt patterns are also highly suitable for knitting or embroidery.