Hiiumaa Handicrafts

Handicraft hunters will find fertile ground in Hiiumaa, where traditional crafts are experiencing a minor resurgence. One of the best outlets is the museum shop in Kassari, which carries top-quality woven woollen rugs, among other things. The following are also worth checking out:

  • Heltermaa Crafts House If you’ve got time to kill before the ferry docks, stop in here for knitted socks, honey, wooden salad servers or the ubiquitous woven cloth rugs.
  • Hiiu Wool Factory This small woollen mill, 4km east of Käina, still uses 19th-century weaving and spinning machines to produce traditional knitwear. You can rug up in the sweaters and mittens for sale, or stock up on wool to knit your own. In summer there's a cafe on site.