- 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.
"Hobbyhorses"- real horses
I've always admired horses and dreamed about riding. In my imagination I ride on paths in a forest filtered by the evening sun, and the horse and I are one. I am, of course, amazind rider and the dust flies off the ground as we gallop. To my chagrin the truth is completely different.
I've sat on horseback only once. The horse was led very leisurely, I was up there, swinging like a chip on the waves, hoping that the pace would remain even. Maybe I'll gallop with a hobbyhorse.
The wonderful world of hobbyhorses was revealed to me years ago, as I was watching my sister's children playing. They were caring the horses like they were real, and the riders were trained. On one autumn saturday there were so many course students that the group had to be split in two. First came the theory, and then the practise. Oh how the ground shook, when they trotted and galloped all over the lawn and nearby woods.
Hobbyhorses can get sick too. There was real concern when one hobbyhorse got colic. It was monitored all night if it would survive--- and to everyones surprise and joy at dawn it had survived. The colic had gone. Then there was joy at its highest.
Even on Christmas were these hobbyhorses not forgotten. The christmas-red apples had mystically disappeared. They were found from the hobbyhorse stables. There, under every snout, was a red apple.
I don't know if the apples mystically disappeared from the stables as well.
And of course I had to print these real horses on canvas.
"Egypt"- land of the pyramids
There are a lot of restrictions nowadays due the coronavirus situation: don't move in crowds, don't go to work, don't meet in groups with over 10 people, don't travel, don't cough, don't sneeze, don't breathe...
Imaginary trips however are allowed. They are exciting because you never know where you get to when you sit on your couch. I got to Egypt, and I was surprised.
I've never went to Egypt, or many other countries. I do not long abroad, and I do not enjoy hot climate. But this trip panned out nicely without any queueing or sweating, just sitting relaxed on a couch. The destination was quite interesting.
Egypt, its pyramids and culture have always fascinated me. That's why I had to put pyramids here too. The camels are so strange with their humps that I had to include them too. And cat. It is here because even in the children's song it is said that the Pharaoh's cat walks with raised tail. It is also here because it looks so extraordinary. It is originally drawn by my brother, I just edited it a little.
You can make your imaginary trip as good or bad as you like. This was very good 😀
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, 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.