History of trade

At the end of XIX - early XX century were Katunki parish village. Leading crafts here were tannery, furrier, woodworking, and a line appears at the end of the XIX century.

Strochevyshivalnomu fishing Katunok preceded lace.

In the 1870s and in the surrounding villages Katunki lace-engaged more than 60 skilled workers.
Lacy Katun fishing in the parish at the time was in a flourishing condition, when compared to the other villages of lace. For example, in the parish Gorodetskaya lace-engaged master 39, in the parish Kosinski 28 people.

In the early 80-ies of the XIX century, it fell sharply the demand for urban buyer pertussis manual lace, so women lace the Nizhny Novgorod region are switching to white embroidery satin stitch embroidery and white slotted cross. But the main line becomes, close in their artistic content to lace fishing. 
In 1894 it engaged in embroidery stitch more than 40,000 residents in more than 100 villages of the province. In 1905 Katun parish there were 1124 women employed stitching and twitching of the web.

men and children engaged in addition to women, stitch fabric, but generally this work was female.Wrote in a residential area. The main devices were masters hoop, needle, scissors. Katun masters worked 15-18 hours a day. For his exhausting work strocheya on average earn 90 to 95 cents per day, children - from 3 to 30 cents. 
Vystrachivali craftsmen and craftswomen tablecloths, valances, towels, breezes, curtains, bed 6ele.

The process of gradual wear line character: 
The first step was the support of fishing strochevyshivalnogo web. It was applied to the canvas drawing geometric shapes, in which pulled out transverse and longitudinal yarns. As a result, it became a figure in the form of a checkered grid. grid support of engaged children from 7 years of age. 
The prepared material to the line at the second stage was inserted into the hoop, stretched and fixed.An expert translated through drawing threads, giving harmony and strength through the grid. 
In the third stage, after the transplantation of columns on a grid pattern was applied with white thread.

For a long time masters used the simplest stitches - flooring and darning. Flooring gave a dense smooth pattern, darn - translucent, granular. This pattern clearly was read on the net background.The geometric ornament prevailed diamond different shapes, supplemented by oblique triangles and crosses. However, the main value in the embroidery had strochevoy figurative motifs. For towels, valances and tablecloths masters vystrachivali complex compositions, which are often about big fairy fantastic flowers or shrubs placed-peahen birds, horses, leopards, female figures in the bell-skirts - the age-old images of the good and happiness. Familiar flooring and darn dopodnyalis finest air loop, tight circles - a lot of money, Kolchik, stars and other joints.

His masters were selling products buyers. At the beginning of the XX century in the village there were 25 buyers. Many scribbling worked for local merchants - Maleeva and Konev. For the convenience of the work of the masters of payment buyers were retail shops in the village. In these shops women could buy essential items for the line. The main points of sale of Katun products were masters Petersburg, Moscow, p. Landekh province of Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod Fair, Transcaucasia and the Transcaspian region.

Thus, in the late XIX - early XX century in the Nizhny Novgorod region emerging and developing  a new kind of arts and crafts - line, which was the ancestor of the village Katunki Balakhna County.

The first co-operative in the Soviet period in the region was organized in Katunki in 1924 and called it "Katun labor gang on the line and embroidery clothes." Organizer and chairman of its Sofia Nikolaevna was Dubynina. On the first couple united gang of 16 people, then 88. By 1927, there were 427 people.

Then the fish is widely spread in Chkalovsk in the surrounding villages and hamlets. Following the example of Katun cooperatives are formed cooperatives throughout the county, including in s.Vasilevo (Chkalovsk). In 1960, all united in one cooperative venture Chkalovskaya strochevyshivalnaya factory ( "Guipure") and Katun gang became its division - shop №3. In 1996, "Guipure" collapsed. In the village Katunki formed independent company OOO "Katun garment factory."

Currently, the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region is a great job of keeping the folk arts and crafts. Currently, a single tourist route of the type "Golden Ring" of Russia, which will be held in places of existence of Nizhny Novgorod crafts. In this route, and we included our village, our Katun embroidery, along with Semyonov Khokhloma, Kazakov filigree and Gorodets painting. 
The village of Katunki handicraft, industrial, before our eyes is transformed into a tourist site of the Nizhny Novgorod region. This means that the concept of development of n. Katunki soon become the cultural and tourist destination, developed by the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region, and the main task of our residents will be the establishment of various businesses servicing tourists and visitors to the village. Only in this we see the future prosperity Katunok.

Commensurate with this concept, our company has opened a permanent exhibition hall Katun and embroidery on its base shop products on the second floor of the factory flax produced Katun garment factory. There we receive tourist groups, give them master classes in the art of embroidery and conduct tours of the company. We hope that on the basis of our exhibition hall will form a real cultural area of ​​the village, which will host a variety of events, festivals and interesting events.

The exposition of the exhibition hall is successful in all its glory colored tablecloths and napkins with contrasting embroidery and guipure air volume. They are amazingly beautiful! And when you look at the posted shirts and blouses, you get great pleasure from feeling a strong connection with the traditional Russian folk traditions.

We invite everyone to visit the exhibition Salon - Shop 'Katun embroidery ", which opened in the building of the factory twice a week: on Wednesday from 15 to 17 hours and on Saturdays from 13 to 17 hours; or by private agreement by telephone 98026874748.

The company produces table linen: tablecloths, napkins, runners, but no less a part of our work is tailoring linen. We make dresses, shirts, blouses, hats in the folk style, which makes our products unique rustic flavor and creates a special mood of the buyers. Currently we are negotiating with renowned designers to create new models of clothes.

We sell products mainly through the website (www. Katunki. Ru), which created its own. We worked on the market for, and in many social networks ( https://vk.com/katunkivolga ;https://www.facebook.com/katunki ), where it comes from many different proposals. In addition, we realize small batches of clothing and table linen in stores in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod.