- 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.
"Niemiskä"- nice home alley
When they started to build Niemiskä, a neighbourhood, I was about to burst of joy. I was 100% sure I would move to this neighbourhood as soon as it was possible. This place is made for me, I thought.
The first houses were built in steady fashion, and I cycled there to see where it would be good to a human child to live. Frustation grew as the houses rised. They were all looking the same and stood side by side! Only a small gap separated each house from the next. In my enthusiasm I had closed my eyes from the planned building style, and it would not fit in the mind of the child of a sparsely populated area.
When it all occurred to me, it was crystal clear that this place, building of which I had eagerly monitored, was not for me. I guess that I wouldn't even find my own yard with first try, as the gates were next to another and all the houses on the alley looked the same. I should have some visible landmark to head for when coming home. I thought that a giraffe would be such an unusual sight that I could actually notice it. That's why I put a giraffe on a yard in the Niemiskä pattern. It would be my home. I would find my house more easily, and the neighbours wouldn't have to make a comment every day about in which house I was going to...
I borrowed, for the Niemiskä pattern, an achitectally designed house from Topias, Linnea's cat (even as there are more dogs), Annika's giraffe, Lyydia's flower and Emmiina's bird. I think that this looks like a nice home alley.
Thanks to the real artists for their products that I used in this pattern!
I can't help but admire the delicate and beautiful flowers of blueberries and cowberries, and after they've flowered, their pretty colored berries themselves. I also take pictures of them over and over again. They are so small and so perfect. And healthy.
Every summer I try to pick at least some berries, but I'll admit that the berries are somewhat of side products of the forest trips. I enjoy the forest warmed by the sun, and all of its stunning smells- and of course the main event of it all, eating the picnic lunch. But there is something that will keep me watchful...
"Forest is full of blueberries,
I can also go and pick them.
As the trail goes further away,
my fingers and mouth will turn more blue.
---- but who comes there
climbing up my boot, lusting for blood.
Oh, how small is that tick,
still gets small and big in panic."
Yes, it is fun in forest, but do the ticks have to come there too? And when it is time to pick cowberries, there are deer flies. I don't like insidious guys.
I pressed the blueberry with its flowers and berries on a canvas (without the ticks) just because blueberry is cute. The pattern has had a nice reception, for my delight. And why not, as there is nothing insidious hidden in it.
I thank Mother Nature for its little cuties :)
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.