Sunday, July 10, 2011

Paper yarn

When spending the summer in Finland, it is impossible to miss the home accessories made, at least partly, of paper, whatever material the paper is made of. The true pioneers, and very successfull at it, are of course Woodnotes and Hanna Korvela (carpet above and below), but there are tons of options you can make yourself, as well!

Hanna Korvela's ENCORE2

The above Hanna Korvela's woven cotton and paper yarn carpets called ENCORE2 are beautiful. And you can get them in 8 different colors!

Especially paperyarn - you can use it for almost anything, it's machine washable at 30 degrees, the price is reasonable (well, not for the design products made of it...), and the variety available is unbelievable! For example, at Lappajärven Värjäämö you can get the yarn, and many KINDS of yarn, in following colors:


So far Hanna Korvela and Woodnotes seem to be staying with the very earthy colors like below, but perhaps we start to see a change when other producers hit the ground, let's see!
Hanna Korvela's CARTA place mats and table runners


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