Paivi Suomi

Paivi Suomi Handweaver, Feltmaker, Textile Artist and Tutor

I specialize in traditional Saami and Scandinavian crafts. I work with natural dyes, wools, cottons, reindeer leather and fish skins to make one of a kind bags, belts, jewellery and other craft items.
I also offer workshops and individual instruction in hand spinning, felt making, natural plant dyes, floor loom and band weaving.

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My Location


22 Ferry Drive
West Sussex
PO19 8GJ

Telephone: 07540 277 705

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My News

Beginner Handweaving Workshops / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-07-02T00:00:00Z">Sat 02 Jul 2016</span>Beginner Handweaving Workshops / Sat 02 Jul 2016

I am now offering beginner hand weaving workshops. These are designed for those who have never woven on a loom before. You can try out different types of table looms, weave a small tea towel or a free-form tapestry.

My Events

The Space Open Arts 2017 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-08-04T00:00:00Z">Fri 04</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2017-08-25T00:00:00Z">Fri 25 Aug 2017</span> <span>(3 weeks)</span>The Space Open Arts 2017 / Fri 04 to Fri 25 Aug 2017 (3 weeks)

My Aurora in Hemp Rya rug is on exhibit this month at The Space Open Arts 2017 in Bognor Regis. The exhibition is an invitation from the artists for you to join them in the proces of re-configuring the world. New connec...

50 Shades of Colour Dye Worksho / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-11-05T00:00:00Z">Sat 05 Nov 2016</span>50 Shades of Colour Dye Worksho / Sat 05 Nov 2016

Learn how to create your own unique colour palette using 3 prime colours. You will learn how to use environmentally friendly vinegar based dyes and how to mix colours to get the shade that you want. In this workshop we w...

My Videos

Handspinning Shetland WoolHandspinning Shetland Wool

Hand spinning wool using the worsted spinning technique on my Kromski Polonaise spinning wheel.