For many generations craftwork has been in an honorable position in our family. My grandmother always had a craft basket next to her armchair and from her I got my very first knitting lessons. My mother sewed most of our clothes by herself. In the school parties I wore my dresses proudly, because all of these were sewed according to the most fashionable magazine „Burda.” Even now my mother sews beautiful patchwork blankets. I followed my family´s craft path and became a handcraft and domestic science teacher after acquiring education in Tallinn´s University.
Second grandmother in our family, Ellinor Piipuu, is one of the founders of Estonian garden ceramics and her works are decorating many homes and gardens in Estonia. Beautiful figures, soft garden sculptures, commodities and feminine jewelries were the outcome of her 60 years work. Her earliest jobs were made in the last century, in 30´s.
Örreke has been running for 8 years by now. We run workshops in schools, kindergartens, fairs, company summer and winter days, birthday parties and other social events. By now more than 6000 people have participated in our workshops. Örreke’s workshops can be held wherever is your event. We also help you with finding a suitable venue for your event. Örreke’s medieval studio room in Tallinn Old Town fits 15 people for different celebrations or just a workshop. You can book our workshops throughout a year to a different events and audience. Our working languages are: Estonian, English, Russian and Finnish. Örreke’s workshops last normally 45 minutes but it’s possible to adjust the length either shorter or longer, according to your needs, the age of participants and your time limit.
Why name Örreke
Young birds love to sit on the perch, look down from above, observe and so gain the wisdom of life. People who visit our workshops are also like young birds at first, they collect new skills and knowledge. At small island called Saarema, where is my home, we used to watch birds all the time. Perch in Estonian is called Õrs. In Saanemaa we pronounce it litle bit different – Örs. And this is why our name is little bit Saaemaa like – ÖRREKE.
is the founder and the chief executive officer of Örreke. Kadrin has an education of a craft-teacher and a school psychologist. Before founding Örreke, she worked as a head of human resources and a training manager. When she stayed home with her third child she had more time to make natural cosmetics at home. Together with her friends she made her first soaps and lip palms. From there, the idea of offering workshops to schools, kindergartens and companies, started. Kadrin runs workshops for children and adults in Estonian, Russian, Finnish and English.
has a master degree in Class Teacher Education from Tallinn University. She has studied as an exchange student in South- Korea, Finland (University of Tampere) and United Kingdom (University of London). Katarina has worked as a volunteer in Armenian SOS Children Village and different village schools in Uganda. In addition to Örreke, she is working as a class teacher and as a gymnastics coach for small girls. Katarina runs workshops in Estonian, English and Finnish.
has a degree of craft-teacher from Tallinn University. In addition to being a teacher at Örreke, she is also working as a middle school teacher. Monika loves to make all the presents for her friends by herself. As a talented craftsman she inspires everybody who is around her. Monika runs workshops in Estonian and Russian.