Saami Crafts

Sami duodji crafts: reindeer leather, sami band weaving

Sami Weaving Reeds

Sami Craft Supplies

A selection of Saami reindeer leather kits and craft supplies are now available for purchase. Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelet Kits These Kits include: Reindeer leather strip Pewter thread Reindeer Antler button Linen thread Nylon thread Leather Glovers needle Sharp needle Pewter Thread Pewter thread is traditionally used for embroidery and embellishments on Sami style clothing. …

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Salmon Leather

Fish Leather

Fish Leather Fish skins have been tanned and used for clothing, purses, and even armour in many cultures and countries.Fish skin in modern days is mostly considered to be a waste product and is discarded or ground up for fertilizer or animal foods. The fish skin waste can be reclaimed, tanned and made into beautiful …

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Reindeer Leather Scraps

Reindeer Leather Purses

Reindeer Leather Bags and Purses I make these reindeer leather pouches and purses using small textile scraps of reindeer leather, because reindeer leather is hard to obtain. The Saami raise reindeer herds mostly for their own use. They use every part of the animal, for food, for clothing, for tools and other items. Only a …

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Reindeer Leather Keyfobs

Reindeer Leather Keyfobs

Reindeer Leather Key Chains decorated with Pewter Thread embroidery. I hand stitch these keyfobs using small scraps of reindeer leather because reindeer leather is a precious commodity and hard to obtain. The Saami raise the reindeer herds and use every part of the animals – for their food, clothing, tools and other items. They only …

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Sami Shoe Bands

Skalleband Shoe Bands

Sami Shoe Bands Shell Bands, SkallebĂ„nd, Vuoddagat, Paulanauhat Sami patterned shoe bands were traditionally woven on a rigid heddle loom. The woven bands were worn wrapped around the ankles and their purpose was to fasten the reindeer leather boots to the feet and to protect the legs against the snow, similar to modern day gaitors. …

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