- Finnish handicraft
- Home textiles, clothes and accessories made from handprinted linen
- Manually textured glassware
PiipaLinen is a finnish company to which domesticity and ecology are at heart. All linen products are made from Ökotex-certified flax, and they are designed, printed and sewed in Finland. The original, simple and timeless fabrics of PiipaLinen are made with great enthusiasm, with open mind and by listening the heart. Eagerness and intrangience drive me forwards and give me the courage to try new things, so the patterns of the decoration fabrics can be also seen in glass. PiipaLinen fabrics are handprinted and the glassware is textured by sandblasting. PiipaLinen is Finnish handicraft with a big heart.
Linen is a ecological and durable material. It absobrs moisture well, is resistant to dirt and is easily cleaned by washing. It feels cool in the heat and warm in the cold, and it’s a good choice to an allergic person. Linen is also a beautiful, classical and practical material. It brings relaxation and down-to-earthness in the decor, and with different patterns the linen gets a new life. Linen is wonderful!
High-quality products, reliable delivery
At the moment there is one pair of hands printing the PiipaLinen fabrics. You can see the Printers handprint in the fabrics, like a writing that makes the imprint alive. In addition, the rough surface of the linen gives the print its own touch. Before the printing the fabrics are washed, so the finished products don't shrink in the washing. There is a wash test done from all printed batches, and so PiipaLinen can promise that, if correctly washed, the fabrics will keep their color and pattern. The glassware is manually textured so every glass and pitcher has their unique look to them.
The products are sold in an online shop that is updated as new products are made. The products you buy are sent to You as soon as possible. The order will be processed in the next weekday following the order, so the delivery time is 3-5 weekdays. For the specifically ordered items and clothes the delivery time is 2-3 weeks. The customer is informed directly if there are delays in the delivery.
" 64°45´45”N 26°25´10”E " – A little ways from Oulu towards Kajaani.
My little firm is located a little ways from Oulu towards Kajaani, in a small municipality of Utajärvi. In Utajärvi are fluidity and humanity keywords. Those are the things a company and the person behind it needs and appreciates.
In Utajärvi there is one of the most magnificent national parks and beautiful marshlands in Finland. In that scenery the soul rests and mind relaxes. Yes! If something earns its own design, it is Utajärvi.
From this design You can find the plants of Rokua national park. The rugged pinewoods, the lichen mats shimmering in silver and the whole nature of ridges of Rokua are a world of their own. If you haven't visited Rokua, I highly recommend it!
The Rokua national park is located on the grounds of Muhos, Vaala and Utajärvi, and based on that the design could be dedicated to those municipalities, but... there is a cloudberry on the design. It is there because the first (and for now the only) fifteen cloudberries I have ever picked are from Utajärvi. I am still intoxicated by that catch :) The harsh beauty and scents of the marshes do not leave me cold, and because of that I must mention Olvassuo. I won't tell you more about Olvassuo, You must find out yourself.
If You are in need of camping trip locations, I have here mentioned two awesome targets. Now just head towards Utajärvi!
Reed or cane. Does it matter how you call the plant that, more or less wonderfully, swings on the beaches? As to love it or hate it depends on your personal battles against it.
There is a respectable amount of reeds (which are most certainly canes) on the beach of my cottage, and we have had a skrimmage with them about who is the lord of that beach. There has been scything and gathering, pulling and picking, but after all that, the tough son-of-a-beach is still there, holding its lordship. The battle will go on...
In the aftermath of all the scything and raking, a beast can turn in to a beauty, for the shreds of the "reed-canes" look kind of nice floating on the water. Well, here it is. Now you, too, can enjoy this beauty of the beach. But who then is the lord of the cottage beach?
How the linen should be treated?
Washing the linen:
-water (and turn inside out) the linen products before putting them in the washing machine.
-don't wash dark and light textiles at the same time, for lint will come off of the linen in the first washes.
-only fill the machine to half the amount allowed.
-choose a program with a slow washing rhythm and a light spinning. Whe washed like this, the linen will not wrinkle and fold permanently.
-if necessary, clean the washing machine's lint screen.
The linen does not need a prewash, and it is not recommended to use any softeners.
The dirt will come off the linen even in low temperatures, for the surface of the linen is wax-like and smooth. However, it is recommended that the bed linen and towels should be washed in 60 degrees Celsius.
The linen will dry fast, so don't use tumble drying. The tumble dryer will wear and weaken the natural flax fiber. Straighten the textiles after washing, and hang them to dry. Mangle or iron the linen when it's damp. (Ironing in 200°C, or three dots) The surface of the linen becomes more dense and more resistant to dirt when mangled or ironed.
If the linen is stained, remove the stain while it is fresh. For stubborn dirt you can try I.e bile soap. Stain removers will remove the color from dyed or natural textiles. And as textiles in general, linen will fade in direct sunlight.
Washing instructions will come with the product, but you can also download them from here.
You can buy Finnish handicraft from the PiipaLinen online store. From here You’ll find handprinted home textiles, bags, purses, etc., and manually textured glassware either to home, for yourself or as a gift to give. To woman, man, girl, boy, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, godfather, godmother or to a namesake of a godfather or -mother. As You like. PiipaLinen warmly welcomes You. Thank You for visiting!
“Beautiful, handprinted products that makes the customer happy whenever you lay your eyes on them. Sustainable, washable and ecological. The designs are interesting and they have a story behind them.”
“Ecological, durable, beautiful, individualistic and timeless products”
“Even the thought about finally getting a natural product for everyday use makes me smile.”
-world is saved by small steps-
Casual fitting shirt for everyday use and for a bit more formal occasions. Breathing linen with a stylish print.