The Casa de Trabalho e Proteção à Juventude Feminina do Nordeste (House of Labor and Protection of Youth of the Female Sex of Nordeste) was created in 1942 in order to welcome and assist young women.
This house is dedicated to the production of weaving of “repasso” and embroidery, two techniques related mainly to the confection of regional ethnographic costumes. They produce complete male and female costumes, in cotton and linen weaving, and embroidered shirts in “matiz” with the characteristic blue tones.
Their weaving works are recognized in the island of São Miguel, for the quality and technical rigor with which they are produced.
The House of Labor of Nordeste is one of the few places in the archipelago of the Azores, where you can find sheep wool skeins, of soft colors, dyed with local plants, which is carded and spun by the wise hands of the artisans who work there.
Embroidery certified by the Brand Artesanato dos Açores (Handicraft of the Azores).
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 5pm
Address: Rua dos Clérigos, 2
9630-000 Nordeste (Map)
Products: Ethnographic costumes for folklore and others, “biscoiteiras”, tray cloths, table mats, bases and other household items in embroidery in “matiz” stitch, quilts, rugs, blankets of manual weaving.