Naalbinding Supplies

Nalbinding yarns, needles, patterns and kits can now be purchased directly through my Web Shop or visit PaivatarYarn on Etsy Shop: paivataryarn.etsy.com

Naalbinding Needles
Nalbinding needles can vary greatly in both size and style. Much like knitting needles, using the correct type of needle can make a difference in your finished work.
The size of the eye in the needle is important – a larger eye allows you to fit longer lengths of yarn into the eye. By accordion folding the yarn, you can use longer lengths. I often fold the yarn several times, so I am able to use lengths that are 5-10 meters in length. This speeds up the nalbinding considerably because I don’t have to join as many ends together, which can be time consuming.
The width or circumference of the needle can also make a difference. You can adjust the tension of the loops by tightening the loop around your thumb. If you have a large thumb then the loops will be looser. If you wish to make tight loops or are using a fine yarn, you can also adjust the tension by tightening the loop around the needle, similar to using different sizes of knitting needles.
Nalbinding needles can be long or short, and which one you use is personal preference – whatever length fits most comfortably in your hand.

Naalbinding Needles
Naalbinding Needles

Short Bone Naalbinding Needles
Each bone needle is individually made so the needles may vary slightly from what is shown in the photos. The bone naalbinding needle measures approx. 6 cm in length, is a bit narrower than some of the other nalbinding needles and has a smaller eye.
This style of needle would be suitable for working with thinner and lighter weight yarns such as 4 ply and sock wool. If using a thicker yarn such as a DK weight, the eye of the needle will fit about 2 strands of yarn.
The bone needle is very smooth, well sanded and comfortable to work with.

Item No: Nal1
Price: 8.00 EURO
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Long Bone Naalbinding Needles
Each bone needle is individually made so the needles may vary slightly from what is shown in the photos. The bone naalbinding needle measures approx. 9 cm in length, is a bit narrower than some of the other nalbinding needles and has a smaller eye.
This style of needle would be suitable for working with thinner and lighter weight yarns such as 4 ply and sock wool. If using a thicker yarn such as a DK weight, the eye of the needle will fit about 2 strands of yarn.
The bone needle is very smooth, well sanded and comfortable to work with.


Item No: Nal2
Price: 10.00 EURO
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Carved Bone Naalbinding Needle
This carved naalbinding needle measures approx. 9 cm in length and has a fairly large eye.
This style of needle would be suitable for working with longer and thicker weights of yarn such as double knit, Aran or chunky yarns.


Item No: Nal3
Price: 15.00 EURO
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Wooden Nalbinding Needles
Each wooden needle is individually made so the needles may vary slightly from what is shown in the photos. The naalbinding needle measures approx. 9 cm in length and has a fairly large eye. The wooden needle is very smooth, well sanded and comfortable to work with.
This style of needle would be suitable for working with longer and thicker weights of yarn such as double knit, Aran or chunky yarns.


Item No: Nal4
Price: 9.00 EURO
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Horn Nalbinding Needles
The black horn naalbinding needle measures approx. 9 cm in length and has a fairly large eye. The horn needle is very smooth and comfortable to work with.
This style of needle would be suitable for working with longer and thicker weights of yarn such as double knit, Aran or chunky yarns.


Item No: Nal5
Price: 11.00 EURO
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Naalbinding Neede Cases
This is a hand carved naalbinding needle case. The bone needle holder is a hollow tube with a brass ring that can be tied to a belt or a cian.
Traditionally the ends of these cases were stuffed with a bit of wool to hold the needles in place. A bit of wool is included with the nalbinding needle holder.
The needle case measures approx. 8 cm (3 inches) and will fit the Small size Bone Nalbinding needles.
Of course, the needle cases are lovely for storing other types of sewing, or embroidery needles too.


Item No: Nal6
Price: 22.00 EURO
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Nalbinding Kits
Tonttu Nalbinding Hat Kit
The Naalbinding kit includes
Tonttu Hat Pattern
Revontuli Hand Dyed Merino wool yarn
Nalbinding Hat pattern worked in Mammen Stitch

Tonttu Naalbinding Hat Kit
Tonttu Naalbinding Hat Kit

Nalbinding Patterns
Instant download PDF patterns can also be found in my Etsy Shop.
Nalbinding Tonttu Hat Pattern.

Naalbinding Hat Pattern PDF
Naalbinding Hat Pattern PDF

Life with Cancer

It is difficult to write this but I feel that I must share my experiences as part of my healing process. In early July, I found a lump and went to visit my doctor. A mammogram, ultrasound and a core needle biopsy revealed that this was Stage 3 breast cancer. 6 Days later I found myself in hospital undergoing a radical mastectomy. 9 Lymph nodes were also removed during the procedure.
The lab results showed that this was not a standard type of breast cancer but an extremely rare form, called Metaplastic Breast Cancer. Which is not actually a breast cancer, but a type of Skin cancer that happened to grow within my breast. My doctor informed me that there are no known successful treatments for this type of cancer, therefore he does not recommend further chemo treatments. The chemo could possibly do more harm than good. I will also be meeting with my oncologist in a few weeks to discuss more details of this type of cancer and treatment options.
If there are no successful treatments that modern medicine can provide, my best and only alternative is to look into holistic types of healing, using natural and organic foods, exercise, meditation and faith.
Due to the surgery, I have limited use of my right arm, so am unable to do any craft or textile work until my arm strengthens and heals.
I have had to cancel and postpone any workshops that I had scheduled. If you have booked a workshop with me, I will keep you updated on my progress.
I will continue to post updates to my story from time to time on my All Fiber Arts website.

Paivi

Learn to Felt a Small Case

Learn to wet felt a small case or wallet to hold your eyeglasses, Iphone or other small treasures. This workshop is designed for the beginner feltmaker. You will learn how to use a resist to make a seamless bag. A resist is used in felt making as a form to create the basic shape of the bag. Once the case has partially felted, the resist is removed and the additional felting is done to further shrink the wool.

Felted Small Cases
Felted Small Cases

Beginner Wet Felted Small Bags and Cases Workshop
Course Length: 3 hours
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.
Course Fee: £35.00
Materials Fee: £5.00

A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
The Materials fee covers sufficient fibre for the workshop. Additional felting wool for practicing at home can be purchased after the workshop.
All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

Wet Felting Workshops

Felted Easter Eggs Workshop Learn to make Easter eggs with needle and wet felting methods.
Felt a Picture Workshop Learn the basic steps of feltmaking by making a picture.
Felt a Small Case Workshop Learn to felt a small case for your Iphone or sunglasses.
Felted Oven Mitt Workshop Learn to felt an oven mitt using a resist.
Felted IPad Case Workshop Learn to felt a case or bag for your IPad or tablet.
Felted Cloche Style Hat Workshop Learn to felt a cloche style hat using a resist.
Felted French Beret Workshop Learn to felt a beret style hat using a resist.

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Contact Info:
Paivi Suomi
22 Ferry Drive
Chichester
West Sussex UK
PO19 8GJ