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.
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
Naturally Plant Dyed Yarns
All of my yarns are hand dyed in small batches. I use natural plant dyes such as madder root, brazilwood, alkanet, logwood, birch bark, indigo, onion skins, apple tree leaves, fungi and locally grown flowers, leaves, and barks that I source in the fields around my studio.