During a trip to Ontario, I had the opportunity to view some wonderful examples of
Finnish textiles. Here are some photos of them.
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18″ x 40”
Sett: 12 epi
Weft: Poppana yarn
Poppana “yarn” is made from pre-woven strips cut on the bias. The fuzzy edges of the
cloth strips are used as part of the design element, creating a chenille type of effect
to the weft. Poppana is a traditional Finnish technique and can be used for making table
linens, clothing or other unique fabrics.
Poppana can be ordered premade or you can also make your own with either recycled or
new cloth (cottons, silks or wools) Cut fabric, such as sheet material, on the bias, into
1/4″ – 1/2″ narrow strips. It is used as weft and can be woven in tabby or twill
Poppana yarn is generally sold on small disks that can be inserted into a special poppana shuttle for easy weaving. If you don’t have such a shuttle, you can wind the poppana yarn onto a rug shuttle instead.
More Poppana Weaving
A Swedish site that has woven items as well as Poppana and other yarns. An email address
is supplied, so you can write to them in English, requesting information on their yarns.
Toika carries special shuttles for poppana weaving.
A yarn shop in Finland.
Webs also carries poppana yarn and shuttles.
Weaving Books: Projects
Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home
A collection of 45 different furnishing textiles: colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels.
UK: Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave