Weaving a Cozy Piece of History – A Finnish Folk Shawl from Start to Finish
I wove myself a traditional Finnish wool shawl. This was a garment that women used to wear when they went outside without a coat.
I wove myself a camera strap with a double-slotted heddle
I wove myself a new camera strap using a double-slotted heddle and an old traditional Finnish pattern from Lemi.
Weaving my own fabrics for my folk costume!
I spent 2 months weaving myself fabrics for my folk skirt and vest. I was slow but I learned a lot in the process.
My first floor loom and a scarf project
I got my first floor loom as a birthday present in December and wove a nice check patterned scarf for my first project.
My own fabric – the idea, the weaving, and the final garment
I designed a stripy folk fabric and Susanna, the owner of Kultavilla the weaving mill wove it. Now I have the folk skirt of my dreams!
Making an early 19th-century Karelian dress, part 2: Weaving the belt
I learned how to weave with a backstrap rigid heddle to make traditional belts for my Karelian folk costume.