Take a relaxing break from the everyday! Laine 19, Kaolinite, celebrates the meditative nature of crafts. At least here in Finland, ceramics courses seem to be hugely popular at the moment – and this wonderful handcraft also served as an inspiration for this issue's serene photos, which were taken in a ceramics studio. Our lovely model Mio also got to try her hand at some clay work!
Laine 19 includes 11 knitting patterns, and the designers featured in this issue are: Alexandra Atepaeva, Jennifer Brou, Maxim Cyr, Ronja Hakalehto, Helga Isager, Pauliina Leisti, Agata Mackiewicz, Yukie Onodera, Marie Régnier, Jacqueline van Dillen and Veera Välimäki.
In the articles of issue 19, we meet the Japanese embroidery artist Tomomi Mimura and the Mayan Kaqchikel fibre artist and writer Sari Monroy. We explore the work of an American sheep shearer and find out what kind of skills knitters should practise to increase their brain health.