For crafts lovers like I am the festival was just amazing! Lots of artists from the western Ukraine have represented their embroidery, beadwork, woodwork, pottery, clothing etc.
Here is Natalia Borysiuk the artist from Ternopil and creator of traditional Ukrainian outfit for a Barbie Doll:
By the way, for those, who is engaged and wants to have a wedding in Ukrainian traditional style (which is very fashionable now in Ukraine), attending the festivals like this one in Ternopil is a very good opportunity to find a perfect wedding attire. For example, take a look at this women’s outfit which was for sale on the Tourism festival in Ternopil and which I personally would qualify as a wedding dress:
Another great mix of traditional craft and modern fashion are these wonderful Ukrainian beaded necklaces made by Alla Baidak the artist from Ternopil. My favorite is the green one with white flowers:
Now, let me introduce you the author of these amazing beaded crafts: Halyna Mykhalska from Zbarazh city (Ternopil oblast). Yes, she is the one who made this entire beaded garden! Here she is, beautiful Ukrainian girl with her beautiful beaded lilac:
my best friend Olya (on the picture below)
Svoboda (Ternopil regional newspaper). Olya is a big fan of arts and crafts like I am. Take a look: she is wearing Mexican beaded bracelet, which is very color coordinated with her outfit
jewelry and clothing. Enjoy!