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About Paivi Suomi

I am a hand weaver, spinner and dyer. I use natural materials, wools, cottons, linen and natural plant dyes in my work.  I specialise in making traditional Sami crafts, such as band weaving, reindeer leather, pewter thread. I like to work with some of the almost forgotten crafts such as nalbinding, and fish tanning. I provide instruction on a one-to-one basis from my home studio in weaving, hand spinning and dyeing.

Further Info

Specialised in
Sami band weaving, Tablet weaving, Natural plant dyed yarns, Nalbinding, Fish leather tanning, Reindeer leather, Hand spinning
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Not available


Ferry Drive
United Kingdom
PO19 8GJ


Nalbinding is a method of knitting or stitching that uses  simple tools of a large wooden, horn or bone needle and some wool. The yarn is wrapped around the thumb to create loops. The threaded needle passes through the loops to create the cloth. The naalbinding technique can be used to make mittens, socks, hats and other clothing.