Welcome to Karelia Crafted! What you’re seeing here is a one woman operated business in Tuupovaara, North Karelia, Finland, that is focused mainly on custom made handwoven baby wraps. 2019 is the year wings will be spread to cover more of the world of fibery goodness - hand dyed warps, handwoven accessories, handspun yarns, hand dyed yarns and hand spinning fibers will be just some of the things coming up soon or already listed at the webshop.
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-Iina (that’s a double i - pronounced like Tina without the T)
Pepper Me Pink is my 3-year-weaversary warp inspired by my very first handwoven warp, Peppermintpolka. I wanted to stay true to the original design, so against my usual preference for painted warp I skein dyed Lankava yarn house esito combed cotton to recreate the pinstripes and traditional gradient warp.
I’m quite pleased with how it turned out! Like the first one it’s only 10 meters and will yield two ring sling pieces / shawls and one wrap. On the original warp I had lots of loom waste so the wrap was very short and later converted to a ring sling. I’m expecting a 4.2m wrap to go with the sling pieces this time. ☺️ The first ring sling piece / shawl has my handspun weft spun from Shunklies Fibre Studio art batts. 50% merino, 40% silks, 10% glitter.
The original pattern options were herringbone/plaited twill/pebble variations as well as a skip weave version. However after I suggested a regular skip weave to the semi custom clients both preferred that so that’s what I tied the treadle…