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Handspun Bamboo

SISU Hand Spun

Sisu Hand Spun Art Yarns I hand spin yarns in small quantities, using a blend of natural plant dyed wool, Cotton, Hemp and Flax plant based fibres. Please Note: Due to a sudden serious (anaphylactic type) allergy to Bamboo Fibre (My natural immune / antibody system has been messed up somehow) I have had to …

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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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Finnish Folk Art Rya Kit

Finnish Folk Rya Kits

Finnish Folk Rya Kits 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, …

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Needlepoint Yarn Kit

Tapestry Yarn Kits

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 …

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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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