Paivatar Handmade

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

Please Note:

I will be selling my handmade products and crafting supplies via On-line Platforms. Please Contact me if you would like to discuss a Custom Order.

Paivatar on FOLKSY

My Folksy Shop will feature most of my hand made products, hand-dyed yarns and supplies for other crafters.

Paivatar on EBAY

My Ebay Shop will have Nalbinding Needles, Natural plant dyes and some hand-dyed or hand spun yarns.

Paivatar on Etsy

Though I thoroughly enjoyed my past 10 years as an Etsy seller, currently I only list a few products on Etsy, due to their changes in policy and use of Bots.

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.

Handspun Yarns

Hand Spun Yarns in my EBay Shop.
GUOVSSAHAS Handspun 322
GUOVSSAHAS Handspun 322

Plant Dyed Yarn Kits

Plant Dyed Yarns on EBay
Rainbow Crewel Yarn Kit
Rainbow Crewel Yarn Kit

Naalbinding Supplies

Nalbinding Needles on EBay
Nalbinding Needles
Nalbinding Needles

Natural Plant Dyes

Natural Plant Dyes on EBay

Logwood Natural Plant Dye
Logwood Natural Plant Dye

Sámi Duodji Crafts and Supplies

Lumi Retki Shoe Band
Lumi Retki Shoe Band

Rya Rug Kits

Paivatar Ikkuna 2023 Rya Rug Kit
Paivatar Ikkuna 2023 Rya Rug Kit


50 Shades of Colour - Plant Dye Workshop
50 Shades of Colour – Plant Dye Workshop

Tales of a Sámi




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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