Paivatar Handmade

Hand dyed, hand spun, hand stitched, handwoven.
Specializing in hand made and bespoke textiles in the Sámi and Finnish traditions of my ancestors.

Please Note:

Most of my hand crafted products will now be available for purchase directly through my Web Shop.

A selection of hand made products will be available via my Etsy Shop: Paivatar Yarn on Etsy.
Many of the hand dyed/ hand spun yarns and craft supplies are also listed in my EBay Shop: Paivatar Yarns on EBay .

As my shoulder and arm have improved since my cancer surgery, I have begun to weave again. I am accepting some custom orders, though it may take me a bit longer to complete. If you have any questions, please contact me.


In Finnish mythology and the epic poem “Kalevala”,
Päivätär was the Weaving and Spinning Goddess.

“Twas the fair maid of the North
the Land’s famous, water’s choice
sat on the sky’s collar bow
upon heaven’s arch
shimmered in clean clothes
and in white garments;
cloth of gold she is weaving
of silver she is working
from a gold shuttle
with a silver reed.
The shuttle whizzed in her grasp
in her hand the spool swivelled
the heddles of copper creaked
the silver reed slammed
as the maid wove cloth.”

Kalevala 8

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