Sashiko Threads

Paivatar Sashiko Threads

Natural Plant Dyed Sashiko Threads These are naturally plant dyed Sashiko threads. The yarns that I use for these kits are pure Egyptian cotton, or linen/bamboo blend threads. The yarns are all dyed using natural plant dyes. These yarns are sold through my Web Shop and also through my Etsy shop.

Plant Dyed DK / Aran Yarns

DK Organic Merino Wool

Plant Dyed Yarns For those who like to nalbind, knit, crochet, make rya rugs or stitch with DK or Aran weight yarns, I have sourced a few lovely types of yarns that I hand dye with natural dyes. I hand dye different types of yarn in small batches on a weekly basis, so please check… Continue reading Plant Dyed DK / Aran Yarns

Sami Craft Supplies

Sami Weaving Reeds

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.… Continue reading Sami Craft Supplies

Sami Reindeer Leather Jewelry

Sami Reindeer Leather Bracelets

I make a selection of reindeer leather jewelry, bracelets, arm bands, necklaces using natural materials and techniques in the tradition of my ancestors. I use natural reindeer leather, organic cotton yarns and pewter thread. The bracelets or arm bands are decorated with organic cotton or wool bands that have been woven on Sami style heddles… Continue reading Sami Reindeer Leather Jewelry

Finnish Folk Rya Kits

Finnish Folk Art Rya Kit

This new series of Rya Rug kits that I am designing are based on the traditional folk Rya of Finland. ‘Suomen Kansanomaiset Ryijyt’. Some of the earliest Rya in Finland date back to the 1700’s – 1800’s. Many of the rya of that period were geometric in shape, containing repetitive squares, diamonds, diagonals and fish… Continue reading Finnish Folk Rya Kits

Ikkuna Rya Rug Kits

Ikkuna Window Panes Rya

I first designed these ‘Ikkuna’ Window Panes Rya kits about 20 years ago. I wove the first sample rya on my Glimakra tapestry loom. Each window pane gives a view of a different hand dyed colour, framed in black. The popular kits have gone through many variations over the years. Ikkuna Rya Kit 2020 The… Continue reading Ikkuna Rya Rug Kits

Tapestry Yarn Kits

Needlepoint Yarn Kit

Natural Plant Dyed Needlepoint Tapestry Wool These are hand dyed tapestry wool yarn kits. The yarns that I use for these kits are organic wool, no nylon, no chemicals, just pure natural wool. The yarns are all dyed using natural plant dyes. The wool yarn is similar in weight to Appleton’s tapestry wools and are… Continue reading Tapestry Yarn Kits