Friday, October 28, 2016

Erna Jansons' Books on Latvian Mitten Designs and Latvian Textiles

Ordering information for Erna Jansons' books Latvian Mitten Designs and Latvian Style Wall Hangings and Pillow Designs can be found below.

Erna is a 96-year-old Latvian woman with a lot to share. I wrote about her in a prior blog post here.

Her first book, Latvian Mitten Designs (Latviešu cimdu raksti), was published when Erna was 85 years old. 100 original hand-painted mitten designs are featured along with some Latvian history and instructions on how to properly size a Latvian mitten. All photos are in full color for ease of color charting. This book is an inspiration for anyone in love with the brilliantly-colored patterns found in Latvian mittens. Specific knitting technique instructions are not included.

Her latest book, Latvian Style Wall Hangings and Pillow Designs (Sienas segu un spilvenu meti latviskā stilā) was published just this year. 73 beautiful hand-painted designs are featured along with some biographical information about Erna and historical information about traditional Latvian wall hangings. These designs are intended for use with weaving or embroidery techniques but would also be great for rug hooking and other textile arts. Traditional Latvian motifs and colors are used by Erna in her unique and beautiful style.


The books are written in both English and Latvian and showcase her unique hand-painted designs. The price for each book is $60 which includes shipping within the USA only. Limited edition copies are signed by the author.

Contact mgermain55[at]gmail[dot]com to order (a PayPal invoice will be issued) or for international shipping prices or with any other questions. Please include your mailing address with your inquiry. Please note that WI Sales tax will be added if the package is shipped to WI.

Alternatively, you can purchase Erna Jansons' books from my Etsy Site.

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