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

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

Reindeer Leather Purses

Reindeer Leather Scraps

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… Continue reading Reindeer Leather Purses

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… Continue reading Reindeer Leather Keyfobs

Tablet Weaving Card Sets

Paivatar Tablet Weaving Cards

I have designed some new tablet weaving cards that are made of durable plastic, because I didn’t like to use the matt board ones. I found that they tended to wear out rather quickly. I designed these cards to be made of plastic so that they would be able to withstand the friction that is… Continue reading Tablet Weaving Card Sets

Plant Dyed Rya Rug Yarns

Plant Dyed Rya Rug Yarns

Natural Plant Dyed Rya Rug Wool Please Note: I am currently in the process of developing some new min-size Rya Rug Kits that will use natural plant dyed yarns. Your patience is appreciated. Here are a few other sources for ordering Rya rug backings and supplies. Iltamaa Jenni Vanhanen in Finland offers wonderful Finnish style… Continue reading Plant Dyed Rya Rug Yarns