May 15, 2018

Riina O was delighted to be taking part of London Craft Week again this year, during the second week of May. This time we were invited to showcase at Bentleys Antiques in collaboration with Ascari bicycles from New York.

On the 11th and 12th May, Riina O was exhibiting a selection of gloves, doing the craft presentation and teaching two introductory archery-inspired glove masterclasses.

Bentleys Antiques is such a lovely treasure trove, selling the antiquities from around the world, collected by the owner Tim on his scavenger hunts. The exciting objects range from leather suitcases and other travel accessories to a refurbished seat from a fighter jet, reminding rather of a torture chair by its looks.

Especially for this event was created the first Riina O pair of luxurious made to measure unisex design of elegant leather cycling gloves, to accompany the gorgeous Ascari bicycles. The gloves are beautifully laser-cut for ventilation, inspired by the bicycl...

May 4, 2018

Riina O is delighted to be taking part of London Craft Week again this year.  

This time we are showing at Bentleys Antiques in collaboration with Ascari bicycles from New York.

Riina O will be teaching the archery-inspired glove making workshop on the 11th and 12th May (a few tickets for Friday 11th May and Saturday 12th May events still available!) , exhibiting a selection of our gloves and doing the craft presentation.

We are very excited to announce that we will be revealing our first pair of luxurious hand-crafted leather cycling gloves, to accompany the gorgeous Ascari bicycles.

Helio Acari is the master bespoke bicycle maker from Brooklyn, New York, whom we had a chance to visit during our last trip to the USA. His stunning hand-crafted bicycles, partly covered with leather and some jewellery detailing, are the epitome of luxury and craftsmanship.

Our host Bentleys is a true destination antiques shop, holding the treasures throughout the ages from around the world. Sp...

May 4, 2018

A few weeks ago Riina O was invited to Denmark again - this time teaching the glove making workshop at the Copenhagen Academy of Fashion.

A group of students and recent graduates were lectured about the rich history of the glove design, got a handle on a variety of decorative stitches, learned to adjust the standard glove pattern and hand made a well fitting leather glove. The 5-day workshop allowed some time for the students to design their final pair of gloves and start making it.

As for me, I learned some Xhosa language from one of the students.

For the Danes who missed out on this workshop, do not worry - I will be back teaching there again over the two weekends in November 2018 and the workshop will be open to the public to sign up.

Stay tuned for more info...

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