A selection of Saami reindeer leather kits and craft supplies are now available for purchase.
Pewter thread is traditionally used for embroidery and embellishments on Sami style clothing.
The pewter thread is 96% tin and 4% silver. Nickel free.
For more information about how pewter or tin thread was made by the Saami please visit All Fiber Arts – The Saami Art of Tin Thread Spinning.
The sizing of pewter thread refers to the diameter of the thread before it is spun.
|Thread Before Spinning||Spun Thread Size|
|.25 mm||.70 mm
|.30 mm||.80 mm|
|.35 mm||.90 mm|
|.40 mm||1.05 mm|
|.45 mm||1.15 mm|
Tin or Pewter thread is available in various widths and lengths:
.25 mm, .30 mm, .35 mm, .40 mm
Reindeer Antler ButtonsReindeer naturally shed their antlers every year. The male reindeer shed their antlers in the fall, and the females shed them in the spring after their calves are born. Reindeer antler buttons are not round, but are irregular in shape, depending on the antlers they were hand-carved from.
Vadmal is a felted woolen cloth that has been beaten in cold water to make it smooth and water resistant. It is lovely for use in Saami style clothing, embroidery and for Viking style textiles.
VADMAL (Wadmal) is a type of woven and felted wool that has been made in Scandinavian countries for many years. The wool cloth is woven on a floor loom and then beaten in a hammer mill until the wool felts to a smooth surface. The Vadmal felting process creates a wool cloth that is water and wind resistant.
Along with reindeer skins, Vadmal cloth is used by the Sami for much of their clothing and crafts. Wadmal is also used for reenactment clothing.
The Vadmal Wool fabric is made with natural wool colours and may show some small darker spots in the fabric. This is not dirt but is small flecks of naturally coloured sheep wool (greys and browns) The surface of Vadmal wool is smooth and makes a wonderful fabric for hand stitching and embroidery.
For more information about Vadmal wool cloth, please visit my Blog at All Fiber Arts.
Reindeer LeatherReindeer leather is only available in small quantities. Reindeer leather is a precious commodity that is difficult to source. Most of the reindeer hides are used by the Sámi people for their own clothing and personal use. I am only able to purchase the reindeer leather in small quantities.
Stoorstalka Band Weaving Supplies
I am sad to say that I have very few Sami band weaving supplies left. Due to UK/Brexit issues, Stoorstalka has stopped supplying them to me.
The Stoorstalka products can be purchased directly from their Stoorstalka shop.
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INTERNATIONAL ORDERSI can now accept Payments in different currencies: GBP, EURO, USD, CAD. All payments are processed via Paypal. Please note that you may be charged additional duties or taxes based on your country’s tax rates when the items arrive. I am a handweaver and crafts person and not a tax collector. I am not responsible for any additional taxes that may apply.
SAMI CRAFT SUPPLIESThe following Sámi Craft Supplies can now be purchased through my WEB SHOP. These are meant to be used for your own personal use only.
REINDEER ANTLER BUTTONS
VADMAL WOOL CLOTH
Categories: Sámi Crafts