Riina O in Oslo

Riina O in Oslo

Riina O was invited to Oslo by The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet to run the glove making workshop during their Prøverommet event.

Handcrafting soft leather gloves is a centuries-old skill, going back to the Middle Ages. Unfortunately, during the last half century, the tradition has started to vanish due to the labor-intensiveness and mechanisation.  Only a few skilled professionals around the world are currently practising the art of making gloves by hand.

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It would be wonderful to bring the craft back in wider use and make it last.
I would love to see women and men using more gloves again, adding to their dressing code this mysterious and elegant accessory.

It was a real pleasure being part of this exciting craft event!

glove making workshop with gloves