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Introduction

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 .  Links to a gallery of some of my work, pricing and my webshop, instagram and Facebook can be found on the top of the page. On the left you will find a menu that will soon include also care instructions, some of the popular weaving patterns and many other nice things. Browse below for my blog. Hope you enjoy this dive into fiber arts with me.  -Iina (that’s a double i - pronounced like Tina without the T)

New work

Kuva
 Long time no posts. I’ve started open university studies in hopes of getting a degree in psychology, eventually. So I’m weaving less, but I am weaving - and I’m about to open my books soon!  1-2 slots for a semi custom will be available shortly. I’m doing a short full custom warp after that - but then it’s fair game for everyone.  I do like picking my projects based on what I enjoy working with. I like having a collage for colours and some suggestions for materials. I won’t be the weaver who can clearly colour chart and sample your shades - I paint my yarns quite liberally with a little pinch of this or that dye.  Full custom warps have a minimum order length of 9 meters. If you don’t need that much for yourself, you can split a warp with a friend or a few. Or - if I won’t be booked for full custom warps I will advertise split custom dyed warps, where a partial length of the warp is dyed to your specifications while the warp materials and patterns will be shared.  You can contact me v

Long break

It’s been a while since the last update. Long story short I burned out in my enthusiasm. I’m slowly getting back to business as I’m nearly done with my old queue so updated pricing and there will finally be spots up very soon. ❤️

Precious

Kuva
3.5 meters plus fringe, warp 20% each: tencel, seacell, peppermint, rose, sarcandra glabra. Weft yellow nubby tussah silk. 

From Sorrow to Bloom

Kuva
Soy warp, tussah silk weft, merino/silk handspun inlays. 4.8m plus fringe. 

Coilspun art yarn

Kuva
After a frustrating night on Friday trying to figure out why the woolee winder on my new ashford espinner wouldn’t work (I did get it running Saturday morning) I spent Saturday evening giving coiled yarn a go. Thick and thin wool / silk / glitter single coiled around a silk / merino / mohair core, then plied with hand dyed mulberry silk. No frustration at sight, only tired today because I couldn’t stop once I got going! 

Chunky yarn

Kuva
I’ve been teaching myself to spin chunky yarn from the start of the year. Sometimes aiming for relatively consistent yarn. Sometimes speeding through for thick and thin. All is fun and fluffy.