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Paivatar - Finland - Weaving and Spinning Goddesses

Paivatar – Finland’s goddess of weaving and the Sun […]

Textile Postage Stamps - Finland

Weavers shuttle 1985 – Fabric 2000 – Ryijy 2000 – Linen weaving

Textiles Postage Stamps   Ebay Finds

NYC NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS STATUE OF LIBERTY STAMPS COTTON FABRIC FQ – Current price: $2.99

Jacquard Textile Paint 2.25oz SELECTED COLORS – Current price: $4.69

Karelian Weaving

Karelian Basketry Birchbark basket weaving.

Leno Lace Pickup A special type of lace pickup weave technique.

Blue Skirts, Golden Belts

Ancient Land of Karelians One of the traditional crafts of Karelia was splinter or birchbark weaving.

Heikinpaiva 2002 The craft of birchbark weaving is taught at the Finnish Festival in Michigan.

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Finnish Crafts and Yarn Shops

Where to find yarns and spinning fiber in Finland […]

History of the Rya Rug

A brief history of rya rugs in Finland and Sweden […]

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Paivatar Workshops

Sami Band Weaving Workshop

  • Beginning Rug Hooking (Mineral Point, WI)
    If you’ve always wanted to learn to make a hooked rug, here’s a chance to try it out on a small project. By doing one of the beginning projects you will learn everything necessary to hook larger rugs....
  • 3D Texture and Surface Design on Felt (Coupeville, WA)
    In this three-day experimental workshop there will be several 3D surface manipulations taught, with the goal to gain full control over the process. On the first day we`ll make samples with stitching, creasing,...
  • Foundations of Nature Printing (Mineral Point, WI)
    Experience the magic of nature! Learn to naturally dye fabrics through the modern process of eco-printing. Eco-printing is a technique in which plants, leaves and flowers leave their shapes, color, and...
  • Tactile Metaphors (Coupeville, WA)
    Add dimension and depth to your felt making. While we cover many techniques, it is a class about creative process, ideas and inspiration. We cover a broad range of strong surface design techniques and...