Saami Tenntrad

Saami tenntrådsbroderi – ancestral crafts in a modern age. Tenntrådsbroderi or Tin Thread embroidery was crafted by the Saami since the 1600’s. The pewter or tin thread was made by melting pewter plates and spinning the tin into yarn. The tin yarn was then used for embroidery to decorate trims for clothing, make jewellery and other items.

If you would like to order a custom made Sami reindeer leather item, please contact me regarding a bespoke order.
Or please visit my PaivatarYarn shop on Etsy for some of the current samples.

Tenntråd Reindeer Leather Bracelets
Sami style braided pewter thread and reindeer leather bracelets and armbands.


Sami Reindeer Leather and Pewter Bracelets
Reindeer Leather Purses

Reindeer leather and handmade felt purses decorated with pewter thread embroidery.

Sami Reindeer Leather Medicine Bags

Sami Reindeer Leather Coffee Bag
Traditional Sami style coffee bag made with reindeer leather and tin thread embroidery on handmade felt.

Sami Reindeer Leather Coffee Bag
Sami Reindeer Leather Coffee Bag

Tenntråd Key Chains
Tenntrådsbroderi pewter embroidery and reindeer leather key chains.