- 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.
”Lyydia's flower”- cute flower
I have bundles of children's drawings. Whenever I start to comb them out, I just can't throw away those that have a name on them, even if I can't tell what they might portrait. Some have only a circle or a line, but they are made for me and signed by the young artist. How could I throw something like that away?
There are also those that are addressed to Santa Claus or to an Elf. (The latter sounds like me) They have drawings of presents and wish lists scribbled on them. The drawings have been taken to a windowsill, excited, and then they have been found by this true elf, equally excited.
Then there are several drawings with a name LYYDIA written on them.
All of them have a flower with a carefully drawn dot in the middle. The flower looks the same in every drawing, although over the years they have become more regular. They all have a long stem and two leaves. The leaves are on the same spot, both sides of the stem.
This flower and the name are inseparable.
The flower is so cute that I had to print it on canvas and blow it on glass, this time without the stem and the leaves.
And wouldn't it be cute if the flower could stay next to Lyydia's name. Always.
Lyydia. She's the girl who will walk on high heels and speak English as an adult.
Lily of the valley
"Lily of the valley"- our national flower
Lily of the valley, because I'm Finnish. I am lucky as I was born in a good country.
It is strange how we take all this for granted. We whine and murmur, the government is hopeless and they do only bad decisions. We only see what's bad and close our eyes from all that is incredibly well. It could be otherwise. At the latest near our Independence Day I remember, that all this haven't just been given to us. I humbly remove my hat for our veterans of war, and for some reason lyrics of Sillanpää's Marssilaulu always come to my mind:
"...When the fatherland is under a threat,
works of home must be pushed aside.
Whatever riches may be in Finland,
surely the most valuable of them is freedom.
The rights to stand tall and to fall
are for every man."
At this point all I can say is Thank You. I couldn't even imagine the terrors of the war.
Sillanpää's Marssilaulu also made an impression on my sister's son. He had started to listen to marches when he was tree or four years old. He sang with all his might along the songs from the CD. Sometimes the lyrics were renewed, especially at this point:
”Same is the echo of footsteps,
our instinct knows it right,
how from the caches of hillocks, from gold, and
the fathers look at their legs.”
(Same is the echo of footsteps,
our instinct knows it right,
how from caches of hillocks, from the mold of the land,
the fathers look at their sons.)
It's not so strict, as long as the pace and the feeling are there.
How the linen should be treated?
The flax fiber is stiff, so linen is easily wrinkled. You can make it stay smoother if you load the washing machine only halfway of the allowed amount, use plenty of water, choose a program with slow washing rhythm and use only a slow spinning. The surface of the linen is waxlike and smooth, and because of that the dirt is removed from linen even in a low temperature. It does not need prewashing and the use of a softener is not recommended.
The linen dries fast, so don't use tumble drying, it will fray and weaken the natural fiber. Straighten the textiles after the washing and hang them to dry. Mangle or iron the linen while it is damp. When mangled or ironed, the surface of the fabric becomes more impermeable and better at resisting dirt. If the linen is stained, remove the stain while it is still fresh. For stubborn dirt you can try for example bile soap. Stain removers will remove the color of the colored and natural color textiles, and as textiles in general, the 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, clothes, accessories 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.